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Jaish militant among four rebels killed in Kashmir gunfights

A Jaish-e-Mohammad militant was among four ultras killed in two separate encounters with armed forces in Pulwama and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said.

Forces launched a cordon and search operation in Tulibal village in Baramulla’s Sopore area following information about the presence of militants there, a police spokesperson said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire at the forces, who retaliated.

Two unidentified militants were killed in the encounter, which was underway when reports last came in, he added.

Two militants were killed in another encounter that broke out in Tujjan in south Kashmir’s Pulwama, the spokesperson said.

Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said one of the slain militants has been identified as Majid Nazir of Jaish-e-Mohammad.

He claimed Nazir was involved in the killing of Sub-Inspector Farooq Ahmad Mir a few days ago.

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