Two local militants killed in Sopore encounter


Two militants were killed in a gun battle with forces in Baramulla district in northern part of Kashmir on Wednesday morning, police said.

Both the militants — identified as Basit and Gulzar — were local and members of the Hizbul Mujahideen, reports said.

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The encounter took place at Pazalpora area of Sopore where the two militants were holed up inside a house.

Following intelligence inputs, a joint team of the army, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a cordon and search operation on Tuesday night.

The search operation was halted for the night and resumed in the morning when the gunfight started.

Two weapons were recovered from the slain militants after the encounter.

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