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Search operation continues in Rajouri forests after encounter on Friday

A search operation continued for the second day on Saturday in a dense forest area in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir where two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed in an gunfight with government forces, officials said.

The joint operation by the police and the Indian army in remote Pangai village, located in a forested area of Thanamandi, was launched early Friday following information about the presence of three to four militants, including two foreign nationals, there.

“The operation is going on but no fresh contact was established with the suspected militants believed to be holed up in the dense forest,” an Indian Army official said.

Two LeT militants were killed in a fierce gunfight in the forest area on Friday and a huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from them, they said.

The bodies of both the militants were removed to a local hospital where their post-mortem was conducted on Saturday, the officials said, adding the identity of the deceased is still awaited but they are most likely from Pakistan.

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