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2 militants killed in gunbattle with security forces in J&K

Published : Jan 24, 2017, 10:44 am IST
Updated : Jan 24, 2017, 2:15 pm IST

The entire area has been cordoned off as security forces are engaging in an attempt to smoke out the militants.

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 (Representational Image)

Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir on Monday, officials said here.

Security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in Hadoora area of Ganderbal district, 25 kms from here, following information about presence of militants in the area, an army official said.


He said as the security forces were closing in on the position of the militants, they opened fire which was retaliated to by the troops.

"In the ensuing gunbattle, two militants were killed," he said.

The official said two AK assault rifles were recovered from the possession of the slain militants, whose identity and group affiliation was being ascertained.

Tags: ganderbal, gunbattle, encounter, terrorists
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar