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2 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Pulwama

Srinagar: Two terrorists were neutralised in an encounter that broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

The encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces at around 2:10 am in Pulwama’s Panzam.

Troops of the Central Reserve Police Force, Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group were involved in the encounter.

The body of the terrorist was found during a post-encounter search.

Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in Panzgam area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches, militants fired at them. The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said.

The exchange of firing was going on, he said, adding further details were awaited.

(With external inputs)

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