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Five militants killed in Bandipora gunfight were not foreigners but locals, says Hizb

Militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen Monday claimed that five militants killed in Sumlar Bandipora encounter are not foreigners but locals.

At least five militants were killed in a two day long gun battle in Sumlar area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Army had already said that slain militants were non-locals.

Hizb Operational Spokesperson Burhanuddin told news agency CNS that those killed in the gunfight were locals. “It was a group comprising five members who got trapped in Sumlar area and were killed in a long gun fight,” Burhanuddin said.

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