2 Militants Killed In Ongoing South Kashmir Encounters

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Srinagar: Two unidentified militants on Thursday were killed in separate encounters with government forces in the twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian in south Kashmir.

Acting on specific information about presence of militants, special operation group (SOG) of police, army and CRPF personnel cordoned off Meej locality of Pampore and started search operation, a police official said. He said the search operation turned into a gunfight after militants fired on a search party of the forces, who retaliated.

One militant has been killed, the official said, adding the operation was ongoing.

Another unknown militant was killed in Munand-Bandpava area of Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said.

State forces launched a cordon-and-search operation at Munand-Bandpava area after receiving specific information about the presence of militants, a police official said.

He said the militants hiding in the village opened fire upon the search party in an attempt to flee their dragnet. In the retaliatory fire, the police official said one militant was killed.

According to the police, the operation was in progress when the last reports came in.

‘Militant’ Arrested From Anantnag

Meanwhile security forces have apprehended a suspected militant from Anantnag district, an Army official said on Thursday.

“In a joint operation, security forces apprehended terrorist Imran Nabi Dar late last night (Wednesday) near Janglat Mandi, Anantnag,” the official said.

He said a pistol was recovered from the arrested militant, who had joined militancy on 10 May.

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