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Spate of encounters in Kashmir, 7 militants slain since Sunday

Three militants were slain in two separate encounters with armed forces in Kashmir on Monday, taking the number of ultras killed in the past 24 hours to seven, police said.

A police spokesperson said two militants were killed in a fresh exchange of fire in the ongoing encounter in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, taking the death toll in the overnight operation to four.

Two militants were killed in the encounter on Sunday.

In another encounter in the Pulwama district, an unidentified militant was killed.

The encounter broke out in Pulwama’s Chatpora after the forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, a police official said.

In the exchange of fire between the two sides, a militant was killed, the official said, adding that the operation was underway when reports last came in. 

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