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Five militants killed in two military operations in Kulgam, says police

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Armed forces deployed amid resrictions in Kulgam. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Five militants were killed in two military operations in Gopalpora and Pombai areas in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday, police said.

A top police officer said that five militants including district commander of TRF identified as Afaq Sikander were killed in two different military operations in Kulgam.

The officer further said that three militants were killed in Pombai and two in Gopalpora area.

Earlier Reports said that a joint team of Police and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Pombai and Gopalpora.

“As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off an gunfight,” the official said. (GNS)

 

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