2 militants killed in ongoing op near LoC: Army

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SRINAGAR, May 26: Army on Thursday said that two militants were killed in an ongoing operation in Nowgam sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

The army said that the operation started this morning when forces came in contract with a group of militants near Toot Mar Gali near LoC and an encounter ensued. “Two militants have been killed so far,” Defence Spokesman Colonel N.N.Joshi said.

“The operation is ongoing as more militants are present in the area. We have not called off the operation,” Col Joshi said. The spokesman said that the army has not retrieved the bodies of the two militants yet. Meanwhile, security forces today afternoon launched a search operation in Dara area in Harwan in Srinagar.

A police official said that forces launched searches in dozens of houses in Dara area but found nothing. Later, the searches and cordon was called off, he said.

 

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