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Kulgam encounter: Two local Al-Badr militants killed, operation over

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13 militants killed in 7 encounters in the first 9 days of January

SRINAGAR: Two militants affiliated with Al-Badr were killed in a gunfight in the Hussainpora area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday.

Senior police said that two local militants of Al-Badr were killed in an encounter. Meanwhile, an official source told that 13 militants were killed in seven encounters that took place in the first 9 days of January this year.

Earlier on the evening of Sunday, a joint team of Police, the army’s 1RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on the input generated by JK Police in the area. As the joint team of forces intensified searches towards the target spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces triggering off a gunfight. (GNS)


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