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Two militants killed in Kulgam

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Two militants were killed in a gunfight with the security forces on Saturday in south Kashmir's district.

Police sources said the militants were killed in Katapora village of Yaripora area in

"The identity of the slain militants is being ascertained," a source said.

Clashes between stone-pelting youth and security forces have started near the site of the gunfight, sources said.

Security forces are using tear smoke to quell the protesters.

Security forces started a cordon and in Katapora village following information about the presence of militants there, sources said.

"As the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they fired at security forces, triggering an encounter", police said.

have been suspended in and Shopian districts, sources added.



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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 19:19 IST