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Two militants killed in Srinagar encounter

78 militants killed this year so far, 39 belonged to LeT alone: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar

SRINAGAR: Two unidentified militants were been killed in an encounter that broke out between militants and security forces in Alamdar colony, Syedpora Srinagar, police said Friday.

A police official told that two unidentified militants were killed in an encounter that broke in the wee hours at Alamdar Colony Danmar, Syedpora area of district Srinagar.

“Joint team of Police and CRPF had launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the area after receiving credible inputs about the presence of militants in the area,” the official said.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar told KNO that with today’s operation, 78 militants have been killed this year so far in various encounters. “Of 78 total militants killed, 39 belonged to LeT followed by HM, Al-Badr, JeM and AuGH,” he said, adding that the operation is over in the area.

Police sources said that the identification of the slain militants is being ascertained. “It seems that they are from Srinagar,” he said—(KNO)

 

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