2 JeM militants killed by security forces in Shopian encounter

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Srinagar, Feb 27: Two militants, reportedly belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit  were killed by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Wednesday, official sources said.
Firing has stopped and search operation was going on, they said adding people are requested not to venture near the encounter site.
Meanwhile, internet mobile service has been suspended in the district as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of rumours.
They said on a tip off about the presence of militants in village Maminder, Shopian, troops of Rashitriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and Central Paramilitary Forces (CPMF) launched a joint search operation in the wee hours of Wednesday.
After all exit points were sealed, security forces came under heavy fire from militants when they launched searches in the village, they said adding additional security forces were rushed to further tighten the cordon to prevent any attempt by militants to escape.
However, when the security forces tried to move towards the particular area, militants again opened fire, sources said adding the fire was returned in the encounter so far two militants were killed. The identity of the militants was being ascertained, they said adding the slain militants belonging to JeM outfit.

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