Two terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in J&K's Shopian district

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SRINAGAR: Two terrorists were killed in an

encounter

with security forces in

Shopian district

of Jammu and

Kashmir

on Wednesday, police said.
A cordon-and-search operation was launched in the Sugoo area of

Shopian

in south Kashmir in the morning on receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
He said the operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon a search party of the forces, who retaliated.
Two militants were killed in the exchange of fire, the official added.
This is the third encounter in Shopian in four days. Nine Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, including a self-styled commander, were killed in two gunbattles with the security forces on Sunday and Monday.

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