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J&K: Two militants killed in firece gun battle in Pulwama encounter

March 09, 2017 12:02 PM

NEW DELHI: Two militants were killed in a fierce gun battle broke out on Thursday morning between security forces and Lashkar-e-Toiba militants in south Kashmir's Padgampora area of Pulwama district.

Both militants are resident of Koel village of the district (Pulwama), the officer said.

"The slain militants have been identified as Jehangir Ganai and Mohammad Shafi alias Sher Gujri," a senior CRPF officer said, adding that Ganai was involved in the killing of a local policeman last year.

Both militants are resident of Koel village of the district (Pulwama), the officer said.

Security forces from the CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police have started search operations and cordoned off the area where two-three militants of the group were holed up even. Meanwhile the Army waMeanwhile, the Banihal-Baramulla train service has been stopped as the railway track moves close to encounter site in Padgampora village.s deployed to carry out combing operations.

J&K: Authorities suspend train services from Banihal to Srinagar as one of the railway stations is near the Pulwama encounter site.
This is the second major encounter in the area in last four days. Last week, top Hizbul Mujahideen  militant Aqib Maulvi  was killed along with a Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammed militant Osama in Tral area of Pulwama district.

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