PULWAMA — Two militants have been killed in an encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Hydergund Dangerpora area of southern Kashmir’s Pulwama town on Saturday morning.

Sources said that two militants have been killed in the gunfight, adding that the bodies have also been retrieved. The identification of the slain militants is being ascertained while the medico-legal formalities are being done.

“Incriminating material including arms and ammunition were also recovered from the site of encounter. A case has also been registered and investigation has been initiated in the matter,” a police statement said.

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People have been requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.

Earlier, a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched in the area by a joint team of forces including 55 RR, 182Bn, 183Bn CRPF and Pulwama Police following specific inputs about the presence of militants.

As forces zeroed in towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon forces which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter, reports said.

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Meanwhile, mobile Internet services have been snapped in the area as a precautionary measure.

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