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Two PoK militants killed in encounter

Srinagar: Two militants hailing from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir were killed in Jammu and Kashmir. An encounter took place between security forces and militants at Mandoo in Keran sector of frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir early Saturday resulting in the death of two militants, a police spokesman said.

The militants were identified as Fayaz Ahmed and Ghlam Majaz, residents of Athmuqam Domail area of PoK. They were attempting to cross over to PoK when they were confronted by the troops and killed in the encounter that followed.

A pistol, three rounds, a wireless set, two wire cutters, 30 hand grenades and some Pakistani currency was recovered from them.

The spokesman said militants shot dead one Shabir Ahmed Mir in his village at Rajpora in Handwara area of Kupwara on Friday night. Police arrested two militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad from Bathindi in Trikuta Nagar area of Jammu district on Friday and recovered one AK rifle, eight magazines, 200 rounds and eight hand grenades from them, the spokesman said.

In another operation, security forces recovered two AK rifles, two pistols, four under barrel grenade launchers, 43 hand grenades, 3 wireless sets, three kgs explosives, 10 detonators from Bharam Khad Nalla near Samawali in Boniyar area of Uri sector in Baramulla district. — PTI

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