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Two Hizbul militants killed in encounter in north Kashmir

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Two militants, including PhD scholar-turned-terrorist Manan Bashir Wani, were killed Thursday during an encounter with security forces at in frontier district of north Kashmir, officials said.

The encounter broke out in the early hours at Satgund in following a specific intelligence about presence of Wani, 27, along with two others, they said.

Giving details emerging from the encounter site, which ended, police and other security forces were fired upon by holed up militants resulting in exchange of fire which continued till 11 AM.

Police was also making repeated announcements on public address system appealing to the militants to surrender, the officials said.

There was a lull in firing at around 9 AM, prompting the police to initiate at the encounter site, but the same had to be suspended after firing resumed after 15 minutes, the officials said.

Wani, who was enrolled as a PhD scholar with the (AMU), joined militant ranks in January this year.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 14:20 IST