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Three militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Three militants were killed early Monday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's district, police said.

"Pursuing credible leads on the presence of militants, security forces started in the Hakoora area of district in the wee hours of Monday morning.

"While the searches were going on, hiding millitants fired upon the The fire was retaliated by the security forces ensuing an encounter," a police statement said.

The three militants killed in the gunfight were identified as Eesa Fazli of Srinagar, and Sabzar Ahmad Sofi, both belonging to district.

The police has recovered arms and ammunition including AK 47 rifles, pistols, hand grenades from the No collateral damage was reported.

"It is pertinent to mention that among the slain militants, one was involved in a recent attack on a police post at Soura in which one was killed," the police statement said.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 07:48 IST