Two militants killed in brief gunfight in Shopian

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SRINAGAR — Two militants have been killed in a brief shootout with government forces in Padguchi area of Imam Sahib in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday.

Reports reaching here said that a joint of Army’s 44 RR and SOG launched a cordon and search operation in an orchard at Padguchi area of Imam Sahib.

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A senior Police officer said that the cordon was launched following credible input about the presence of some militants in the area.

The officer said that soon after the joint team of forces arrived in the area, the militants opened indiscriminate fire which was retaliated leading to a brief shootout.

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During the gunfight, two militants have been killed and their identity and affiliation is being ascertained, the officer said.

The officer said that search operation in the area is still going on.

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