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Two Militants Killed in Encounter with Security Forces in J&K's Pulwama

The identity and group affiliation of the slain ultras were being ascertained. Representative photo.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain ultras were being ascertained. Representative photo.

The search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire at a search party of the forces, who retaliated. In the exchange of firing, two militants were killed, the official said.

Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the forest area of Namibian and Marsar and the general area of Dachigam this morning, following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire at a search party of the forces, who retaliated. In the exchange of firing, two militants were killed, the official said.

He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain ultras were being ascertained. Further details were awaited, the official added.

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first published:July 31, 2021, 10:39 IST