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Two militants slain in Kulgam encounter, one surrenders

Two militants were slain while one surrendered during an encounter with armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday, officials said.

The gunbattle between the militants and forces started in Chimmer village during a cordon and search operation launched by the law enforcement agencies in the area, the officials said.

“Two unidentified militants were killed during Kulgam encounter, operation is in progress in Chimmer area,” police said.

The gunfight began after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.

As the armed forces zeroed in on the hideout, they came under a heavy volume of fire, triggering the encounter.

One of the trapped militants surrendered during the gunfight, officials said.

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