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Hajin gunfight: Slain militants were from Pakistan affiliated to Lashkar, says Police

The Police on Thursday said that the two militants killed in a gunfight in Hajin were foreigners affiliated with the militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba.

A police spokesperson said the police and armed forces in the early morning hours jointly launched a search operation based on credible inputs about the presence of militants at Par Mohalla in Hajin area of district Bandipora.

“During the searches, militants fired on the search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter,” the spokesperson said.

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