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2 Hizbul militants killed in encounter with security forces in J&K

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Two militants were Saturday killed in an encounter with security forces in district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched a in the Tikken area of in south Saturday morning after receiving specific information about the presence of militants there, a said.

He said as the forces were conducting the searches, the militants opened fire on them.

The forces retaliated and in the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed, the said.

The slain ultras were identified as Liyaqat Munir Wani, a resident of the Below Dargund area in Pulwama, and Wajid Ul Islam, a resident of the Babhar area in the district, he said.

They were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, the said.

He said both the militants were involved in a series of terror attacks on security establishments and many other atrocities against civilians in the area.

Arms and ammunition including AK and INSAS rifle and other incriminating materials were recovered from the The INSAS rifle seized from the was the same rifle which terrorists had snatched fromMurran, Pulwama, earlier, the spokesman said.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 14:20 IST
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