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Five militants killed in Kulgam district gunfight

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Five militants were killed on Sunday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's district.

Col said the five were killed in Kelam village.

Police said the precise identity of the slain militants was being ascertained. "Arms and ammunition have been recovered from their possession," an said.

Following specific information about the presence of militants, security forces started a cordon and in the village.

As the cordon tightened, the militants fired at the security forces, triggering an encounter, police added.

Clashes between civilian protesters and the security forces also took place near the The security forces used tear smoke and pellets to quell the mob.

Mobile have been suspended as a precaution in district.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 14:12 IST
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