Security forces kill two 'Hizbul Mujahideen' militants in J and K

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Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 15 (ANI): Security forces gunned down two top Hizbul Mujahideen militants in a fierce encounter in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning.

The local police assisted by security forces cordoned the village early on Monday morning after receiving information that two terrorists were hiding in a house at Qaimoh, around 70 kilometers from Kulgam.

Kulgam Superintendent of Police (SP) Keshav Ram said, "As the joint search party came near the house, the militants hiding there opened indiscriminate fire prompting the police to retaliate and in the ensuing gun battle the two militants were killed.

The dead militants have been identified as Ashraf Maulvi and Raouf Ahmad Bhat. (ANI)

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