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Two hardcore militants among four killed in Jammu region

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Jammu, Apr 25 (UNI) Four persons, including two hardcore militants, were killed in different incidents, and a large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from the Jammu region.

Security forces gunned down two hardcore militants in different encounters in the Udhampur district.

In a continued operation in which two Commanders of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) and Lashkar-e-Toiba(LeT) were killed yesterday, teams of 59 Rashtriya Rifles and state police shot dead the third militant, who had taken shelter in a small house, at Gulabgarh.

As the security forces cordoned off the area and cleared the civilians from there, the militant started firing indiscriminately and the house caught fire.

The fire was extinguished and the charred body of the militant, who was later identified as Kamradin alias Sajjad of the HM group, was recovered from the rubble. One AK rifle, four magazines, 90 rounds and one grenade were recovered from him.

In an another incident, 58 Rashriya Rifles and BSF, in a joint operation, shot down HM Group Commmandor in Gul tehsil of the district, while the other escaped taking the cover of civil population.

The slain militant was indentified as Mohammed Maqbool alias Tanveer. One magzine with 27 rounds and one hand grenade were recovered from his possession. The search for the second militant is still on.

Two SPOS -- Rishi Kumar and Devinder Kumar --were killed in a grenade attack, hurled by some unindentified militants at a guard post outside the Shashi Kumar house at Arnora in Doda district.

The militants fled along with the rifle and magzines of the deceased.

Security forces, acting on a tip-off, recovered a cache during a search operation in Poonch district which included a bullet action rifle, one magazine, three rockets, one pistol, three rounds, one magazine with 17 rounds, six IEDs, 304 AK rounds, one radio set and a VHF FM transreceiver yesterday.

Security forces also recovered four IED circuits, 100 gm of PEK, two electric detonators, five hand grenades and two UBGL grenades, during an ongoing operation at Sawaya.

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