Two militants killed in Shopian encounter

Srinagar:  Two militants were killed in an encounter with government  forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, police said.

Government forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Dairoo area of Shopian in south Kashmir in the morning following specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired upon government forces, who retaliated.

In the ensuing gunfight, two militants were killed, the official said, adding their identity and group affiliation is being ascertained.

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