Two militants killed in separate encounters in Kashmir

Two militants were killed by security forces in two separate encounters in the Kashmir valley in the wee hours today, official sources said here.    Acting on a specific information, security forces and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police conducted a search operation in a village at Shopian in south valley. However, when security forces were moving towards a particular area in the village, militants opened fire with automatic weapons. Security forces retaliated and in the fierce encounter, a militant was killed.    They said in another similar operation, a militant was killed in the frontier district of Kupwara. The operation was continuing when the reports last came in. Details are awaited.

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