9 militants killed during six encounters in Jammu and Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug.5 (ANI): Security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir killed nine militants including a Hizbul Mujahideen commander till Wednesday evening during six separate encounters which started near Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday.

Five infiltrating militants were killed in four separate encounters with security forces in Kashmir valley, while a self-styled section commander of Hizbul Mujahideen and an infiltrator were killed in Jammu region since last evening, said a Defence spokesman in Srinagar on Wednesday.

The slain militant commander identified as Noor Mohammed alias Mansoor was gunned down in a gun-battle in Doda district.

One AK-47 rifle and three magazines were recovered from the killed militant.

Two more militants were killed in an ongoing gun-battle between ultras and security forces at Furkhan near Trehgam, 150 kilometres from Srinagar on Wednesday morning, the spokesman added.

Two infiltrators were killed in Keran sector, in Kupwara district last evening.

In the valley, a group of heavily-armed militants from across the border sneaked into Tangdhar, 130 kms from Srinagar, in the wee hours, but the Indian Army troops confronted them and in the ensuing fire-fight, which is still continuing three militants were killed, the Spokesman further added. (ANI)

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