NC Councillor, two militants killed in J

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Srinagar, Nov 14 (UNI) A senior National Conference leader and two militants were killed in Jammu and Kashmir during the last 24 hours, an official spokesman said today.

He said unidentified gunmen shot at and critically wounded NC Municipal Councillor Ghulam Nabi Wani at Shehehgari Mohalla, Khanyar, in the old city here at 0925 hrs today.

Wani, who reportedly received two bullets in the head, was immediately rushed to the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura here where he died, the spokesman added.

Defence spokesman Lt Col S B Goswami said troops of 40 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) killed two militants at Seri Chohana in border district of Poonch early today.

He identified them as Pakistani nationals Abu Qasim and Abu Hyder. Two AK assault rifles, six magazines, three hand grenades, 120 rounds, one wireless set, one mobile phone, one dicta phone and one detonator were seized from the encounter site, the spokesman added.

Security forces apprehended a Hizbul Mujahideen militant during a search operation at Handwara in Kupwara district. One pistol, one revolver, two pistol magazines, seven pistol rounds, two wireless sets, one antenna, nine grenades and 165 rounds were seized from his possession, the spokesman said.

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