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Two militants dead in Kashmir’s Budgam encounter

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According to the information given by the police, in an incident that took place in Kashmir’s Budgam encounter killed at least two militants after a gun battle between security forces and militants.

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Officials said the identities and affiliations of the killed militants are yet to be ascertained.

Police said a cordon and search operation was launched late on Tuesday night by the state police and the Indian Army in the area based on a credible input about the presence of militants in Gopalpora area of Chadoora in Budgam.

Security forces were fired upon by the militants as the search was on, police said. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight, they said.

In the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed and the bodies have been retrieved from the site of encounter. Incriminating material including arms and ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter.

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Police have registered a case and initiated an investigation in the matter.

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