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2 militants slain in Khonmoh encounter, Kashmir police chief says 5 militants active in Srinagar

Two unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with armed forces in Srinagar district in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

Police said armed forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Khonmoh area, in the outskirts of the city, following information about the presence of militants there.

The search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards forces positions.

Two militants were killed in the ensuing gunfight, the police said.

Meanwhile, Vijay Kumar, IGP (Kashmir Zone) told reporters that six militants were active in Srinagar city and one of them was recently killed in the Kokarnag area of Anantnag district.

“Now we have five local militants who are still active in Srinagar city,” Kumar said.

The IGP was speaking to reporters at Pantha Chowk on the city outskirts after two militants were killed in an encounter in the Khonmoh area.

The IGP, however, admitted that there is a vast network of overground workers of militants many of whom have been arrested.

He added that C-category OGWs are counselled and then handed over to families to lead a normal life.

He said based on intelligence inputs it can be said that no foreign militant is permanently active in Srinagar city.

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