Two militants killed as Shopian gunfight ends

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Srinagar: The overnight gunfight between government forces and militants in southern Kashmir’s Shopian village has ended on Sunday morning with the recovery of the second militant’s body.

The gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Khudpora area of Shopian district late Saturday evening.

Late Saturday night, police said, that one militant body was recovered. “One militant body was recovered along with one AK-47 rifle.” he said, however, adding that the operation continued till Sunday morning and ended with the recovery of second militant’s body.”

The police sources said that some arms and ammunition were also recovered from the site of encounter.

However, the identity of the slain militants is yet to be ascertained.

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