SRINAGAR — Two more militants were killed, taking the toll to four, after a gunfight broke out between militants and government forces at Melhoora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday.

Official sources said that two more militant bodies have been found at the encounter site, saying that their identification is yet to ascertained.

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As per the sources, all four militants killed in the encounter are believed to be from Ansar Gazwatul Hind and one among them is said to be a top commander.

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Earlier, reports reaching here said that a joint team of Army’s 55 RR, Police and CRPF laid a siege at Melhoora village late Tuesday evening.

A police officer said that the operation was launched following inputs about the presence of some militants. He said that the exchange of fire took place in the area soon after the joint team fired some warning shots towards the suspected spot.

The militants tried to break the cordon amid the exchange of fire, however, the joint team engaged the militants in the gunfight.

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