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5 militants including district Commander for TRF killed in twin encounters in Kulgam

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KULGAM: Five militants were killed in twin gunfights in Gopalpora and Pombai areas in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday.

A top police officer told that five militants including, the district commander of TRF identified as Afaq Sikander were killed in two different encounters in Kulgam. The officer further said that three militants were killed in the Pombai and two in the Gopalpora area.

Earlier a joint team of Police and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in the Pombai and the Gopalpora. As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight. (GNS)


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