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Two militants slain as encounter rages in Rajouri forests

Two militants were slain in an encounter with armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Friday, officials said.

The operation is going on in the Thanamandi forest belt area and so far, two militants have been killed, they said.

“It is a group of three to four of which two are foreign militants,” Additional Director General of Police, (ADGP), Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh said, adding that “we feel they have moved from Kashmir to this side”.

Armed forces were tracking a group of militants in the forest belts of the district for the past one month through digital surveillance, he said.

“Today, we got inputs from Thanamandi and contact was established with the militants, resulting in an encounter in the forest belt,” Singh said.

Firing started as soon as armed forces zeroed-in on the location of the militants, the officials said.

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