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Two militants killed in overnight Shopian gunfight

Two militants killed in overnight Shopian gunfight
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Srinagar: Two militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces at Safanagri area in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday pre-dawn hours.

Official sources said that a joint team of army and SOG launched a cordon-and- search operation at Safanagri following specific inputs about the presence of some militants.

As such the joint team of forces intensified the searches and fired some warning shots towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire triggering off a gunfight.

Two militants have been killed in the gunfight, they said.

A police officer also confirmed the killing of the militants and said that their identity is being ascertained.

Meanwhile, a defence spokesman in Srinagar confirmed the encounter and said that two militants have been killed after a brief gunfight.

He said that war like stores and ammunition was also recovered from the slain militants. The spokesman said that the operation is over. (with inputs from GNS)

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