Encounter in Rajouri, 2 Militants Killed

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Jammu: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Friday, officials said.

The operation is going on in the Thanamandi forest belt area and so far, two militants have been killed, they said.

"It is a group of three to four terrorists of which two are foreign terrorists," Additional Director General of Police, (ADGP), Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh said, adding that "we feel they have moved from Kashmir to this side".

Security forces were tracking a group of militants in the forest belts of the district for the past one month through digital surveillance, he said.

"Today, we got inputs from Thanamandi and contact was established with the terrorists, resulting in an encounter in the forest belt," Singh said.

Firing started as soon as security forces zeroed-in on the location of the militants, the officials said.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajouri Sheema Nabi Qasba, is supervising the operation.

Arms Cache Recovered In Samba

Security forces on Friday recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in Samba district, officials said.

On a tip off, police and army conducted a search operation in Sarthian border hamlet, they said.

During the search, they recovered two pistols, five magazines and 122 ammunition rounds in a gunny bag, they said.

The arms were possibly dropped by a drone from across the border. However, further investigation is on, they said.

Security forces also recovered two wireless communication sets, batteries and some torches during an operation that was launched near a sheep farm in Balnoi area of Poonch district.

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