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Jammu & Kashmir: 2 militants killed in encounter with security forces in Sopore

The gun battle started around 3.30 am after the India's security forces were tipped off about presence of militants in Sopore. Photograph: (AFP)

PTI Srinagar Jun 01, 2017, 12.09 AM (IST)

Two militants who were holed up in a house in Kashmir's Sopore have been killed in an encounter with Indian security forces, an Army official said.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Natipora area of Sopore around 3:30 am after receiving information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

During the searches, the militants, believed to be two in number, opened fire on the forces, triggering the gunbattle, he said.

The official said there has been no casualty so far.

(PTI)

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