Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight, internet suspended

Srinagar

Two militants were killed in an encounter with government forces at Satipora area of Shopian district in south Kashmir on Sunday wee hours.

A senior Police officer told news agency GNS that the encounter broke out at Hend Satipora village today wee hours after a joint team of army’s 34 RR, SOG and CRPF cordoned off the area.

The cordon was laid following the credible inputs about the presence of some militants in the area, the officer said.

He said that during the course of gunfight both the militants hiding in the area were killed.

The bodies of the slain were recovered along with as many weapons and other warlike stores, the officer said.

Meanwhile, in the wake of the encounter, the authorities have snapped the internet services in the southern district.

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