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Two Lashkar militants slain in Shopian encounter

Two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed in an encounter with armed forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.

The encounter broke out between the militants and forces at Kanjiular in Shopian after the personnel launched a cordon and search operation in the area, they said.

Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar said one of the slain militants was identified as Jan Mohammad Lone, who was allegedly involved in the killing of a bank manager in Kulgam district recently.

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