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2 terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district

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PTI Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India Jun 14, 2019, 12.37 PM (IST)

Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Friday, police said.

According to a police official, security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Braw Bandina area of Awantipora in the district in south Kashmir after receiving intelligence input about presence of militants in the area.

As the forces were conducting searches in the area, the terrorists fired upon them. The security forces retaliated, he said.

"Two militants have been killed in the Awantipora operation," the official said, adding the bodies along with arms and ammunition have been recovered from the site.

The identity and affiliation of the slain terrorists are being ascertained, the official said.

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According to a police official, security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Braw Bandina area of Awantipora in the district in south Kashmir after receiving intelligence input about presence of militants in the area.