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2 militants slain in Kulgam firefight

A Pakistani militant of the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit was among two ultras killed in an encounter with armed forces in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

Armed forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Mirhama area of Kulgam in south Kashmir following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding militants fired at the forces.

In the ensuing exchange of fire, two militants were killed, the official added.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, said one of the slain ultras was a Pakistani national and belonged to the JeM outfit.

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