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2 militants killed in two South Kashmir encounters

Two militants were killed in two separate encounters with forces in the Kulgam and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

Acting on specific information regarding the presence of a rebel in the village Khandipora area of Kulgam, a cordon and search operation was launched by the forces there, a police spokesman said.

During the search operation, as the search party approached the suspected spot, the hiding militant fired indiscriminately upon the forces, which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter, he said.

However, in order to evacuate the civilians trapped around the encounter site, the forces ensured the evacuation of all civilians to the safer places, the spokesman said.

In the ensuing encounter, a categorized militant identified as Rasiq Ahmed Ganie, resident of Shouch Kulgam of Hizbul Mujahideen was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of the encounter, he said.

As per police records, the slain was involved in several attacks, the spokesman said.

Incriminating materials, arms, and ammunition including a .303 Rifle along with 23 rounds, a pistol along with 31 rounds, a hand grenade, etc., were recovered from the site of the encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation, the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, another militant was killed in an encounter that broke out in the Pulwama district of south Kashmir later in the day.

The gunfight broke out in the Drabgam area of the district, the spokesman said.

One militant has been killed, the spokesman said, adding, that the operation was on.

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