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Two LeT militants killed in Shopian gunfight

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Two (LeT) militants, including a former special (SPO), were killed on Sunday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's district.

Police said the security forces started a cordon and in Satipora village following information about the presence of militants there.

"As the cordon was tightened, the hidden militants opened fire, triggering an encounter. Two militants have been killed," a said.

The slain men were identified as and Tariq Ahmed, both locals.

"was an SPO before he joined the militant ranks. He had escaped with a weapon in April last year," the said.

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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 09:40 IST
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