J&K : 2 Militants Killed in Police Encounter

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Srinagar : Two militants are killed in two encounters in south Kashmir’s Shopian and north Kashmir’s Kupwara area.

An experience began in Shopian region’s Pehlipora area, around 52 km far from Srinagar, on late Monday evening when security force laid a cordon. In the trading of flame, one militant, identified as Farooq Sheik, has been killed.”The operation is on. We think more militants stowing away in the area,” said a police official.

In a separate operation, an unidentified militant was killed in Kupwara, around 90 km north of Srinagar. A gunfight erupted in Kupwara’s Chowkibal area on Tuesday morning. Two villages of Zonrishi and Marsari remains under the security forces’ surveillance following tip -ff about presence of militants.

Two militants were suspected to be hiding in the area. “The operation continues,” said a police officer.

On Monday, one local militant died and two were arrested when they were trying to cross the Line of Conrol into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir from Pir Pancha’s Poonch district. The militant died after falling down into a gorge.