Two militants killed in brief Shopian shootout

Two militants killed in brief Shopian shootout
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Srinagar: Two militants have been killed in a brief shootout with government forces in Parguchi village of Imam Sahib in South Kashmir Shopian district on Saturday.

An official said that a joint team of army’s 44RR and Jammu and Kashmir police launched a cordon and search operation in the village following credible inputs about presence of militants in the area.

The officer said that soon after the joint team of forces arrived in the area, the militants opened indiscriminate fire which was retaliated leading to a brief shootout.

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During the gunfight two militants were killed and there identities and affiliation is being ascertained, the officer said. (Agencies)