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Srinagar: Two Hizb militants killed in encounter

Written by Express News Service | Srinagar | Posted: September 18, 2013 3:12 am

Two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants were killed in Ghoshbug village of Baramulla district Tuesday evening in an ongoing encounter between security forces and militants in Pattan in north Kashmir.

“Two local militants of HM were killed in the Goshbug gunfight which started at 7:30 and is still going on,” an Army officer told The Indian Express.

“On specific information regarding the presence of militants in Goshbug,the troops of Army’s 29 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group of Pattan Police,launched a search operation in the village on Tuesday evening,” he said. Security forces cordoned off the area and started search operation during which they established a contact with a group of militants hiding in a residential house,he said. The militants opened fire on the security forces personnel,who retaliated,triggering a gunfight.

The slain militants have been identified as Yaqoub and Bilal Bhat of a village in Palhallan,Baramulla.

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