Jammu and Kashmir: Two terrorists killed in gunfight at Nowgam

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Srinagar, Oct 24: Two terrorists were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with the security forces in the outskirts of Srinagar city, police said.

Incriminating materials including arms and mmunition have been recovered.

Security forces early in the day started searches for hiding terrorists in Sathu area of Nowgam in Jammu and Kashmir after receiving specific input about their presence.

“As the cordon was tightened, they fired at the security forces triggering an encounter. Two militants were killed and the gunfight ended,” news agency IANS quoted a police officer as saying.

A combing operation was underway when clashes erupted as youth in the area targeted the security forces pelting stones at them.

The exact identity of the slain militants was yet to be ascertained. Police though suspect both to be Kashmiris.

Authorities have ordered closure of schools and colleges in Srinagar city and Internet services have been suspended in the district.


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