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jkupdate.com | 22-May-2019 10:24 AM
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  • Two militants have been killed in an encounter between security forces and militants in Gopal Pora area of kulgam.




KULGAM: Two militants have been killed in an encounter between security forces and militants in Gopal Pora area of Kulgam. 

An official told  that a joint team of security forces including army’s 34 RR, CRPF and SOG cordoned off Gopal Pora area after having credible input about presence of some militants in the area.

As the joint team of security forces intensified searches towards suspected spot the hiding militants fired upon security forces triggering an encounter.

Earlier Sources, however, identified one among the slain militant as Zahid Ahmad Mantoo son of Bashir Ahmad Mantoo of Ferripora Shopian. 

Zahid was affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen outfit and had joined militant ranks on August 25, last year.
A senior Police official confirmed that two militants have been killed in exchange of fire between militants and security forces.  

He added dead bodies have been retrieved whose identification is being ascertained. 

Meanwhile as a precautionary measure, internet services have been snapped in Kulgam and parts of Shopian district.

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