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Two militants slain in overnight gunfight in Pulwama

Two local militants were killed slain in a gunfight with armed forces on Tuesday in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The encounter broke out at Rajpora in the Awantipora area of Pulwama district late on Monday night after the forces launched an anti-militancy operation, a police official said.

Two local militants were killed in the gun battle. Two AK rifles and incriminating material were seized from the scene of the encounter, he said.

Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar said the slain duo were involved in killing civilians, including a government employee.

He claimed on Twitter that slain militants Shahid Rather of Tral and Umar Yousuf of Shopian were involved in the killing of a woman Shakeela of Aripal and a govt employee Javid Ahmed of Lurgam Tral.

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