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Two Kashmir insurgents surrendered during gunfight in Pulwama: police

Two armed pro-freedom militants have surrendered during an encounter in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police officials claimed on Saturday.

The gun battle took place late Friday in Lelhar area. Two AK-47 rifles were recovered from them.

The gunfight between the insurgents and government forces began after a cordon and search operation in the area was launched on the basis of specific information about militant presence.

As the government forces zeroed in on the hideout, they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

“Both militants surrendered along with their AK-47 rifles before senior officers of police and security forces. One militant who was injured in encounter has been shifted to hospital for medical treatment,” police said.

Reports said both insurgents are locals.

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