Two Militants Killed In Pulwama Gunfight

SRINAGAR: Two militants were killed in an encounter with counter-insurgent forces at Dadoora village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.

An official said a Joint team of Army, Special Operations Group (SOG) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a cordon-and-search-operation after “specific inputs” about the presence of militants in the area.

As such the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering off a brief exchange of fire, he said.

He said in the initial phase of a gunfight, two militants have been killed and search operation is going on. The identity slain militants were not known immediately, said the official.

This is second encounter in south Kashmir since morning.

Earlier, two militants were killed in Chingam village of the south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

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