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Two militants killed in Kulgam gunfight, says Police

Srinagar: Police on Saturday said that two militants were killed during an encounter in Arreh village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Police said that after receiving a specific input about the presence of the militants in Arreh village, a joint team of armed forces including Jammu and Kashmir police, army’s 34 RR and 18 battalion of CRPF, launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

In the gunfight, two militants were killed and their bodies were subsequently retrieved from the site. Police has identified one of the slain militant as Ali Bhai alias Hyder, a foreigner, and the identification of the another slain is yet to be ascertained. The slain duo were associated with militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen.

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