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Kulgam encounter: Five militants killed,encounter ends

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Srinagar, Feb 10: Five militants were killed in a gunfight at Keelam area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday.

Reports said that five militants were killed in the encounter that broke out today morning after the forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harmeet Singh Mehta also confirmed that the five militants have been killed and their bodies along with arms and ammunition were recovered from the site.

“The identity of the slain is being ascertained,” SSP said.

Another police official said that all the slain are said to be locals and were believed to be affiliated with Hizb ul Mujahideen outfit.

Earlier, the officer said that the encounter broke out after the joint team of army’s 9 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area. (GNS)

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