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J-K: Two militants killed in an encounter with security forces in Ganderbal

It is believed that two militants are trapped in the area

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 24, 2017 1:11:21 pm
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Two militants were killed as an encounter broke out between them and the security forces in Khimber’s Hadoora area of Ganderbal district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday morning. The preliminary reports suggested there were two militants hiding in the area. However, news agency ANI reports that the operation is still underway.

WATCH VIDEO |Encounter Between Militants & Security Forces In Jammu & Kashmir’s Ganderbal District

The area was cordoned off as the forces tried to flush out the hiding militants. Two AK 47 rifles have been recovered from the militants. Earlier on January 16, three terrorists were gunned down by security forces during an encounter operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pahalgam.

Meanwhile, there were also reports of a foiled infiltration bid in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district of the state. According to news agency ANI, one infiltrator was neutralised by the security forces. There has reportedly been a rise in attacks on army establishments in Jammu and Kashmir after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani and the subsequent protests. The situation along India-Pakistan international border and LoC also deteriorated during this period.

With inputs from agencies

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