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Two militants killed in Bijbehara encounter, searches on

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Two unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter between government forces and militants in Semthan village of Bijbehara belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Sunday

A senior police officer told the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that two unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

He said that militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 03 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, Earlier three militants were killed in an encounter in Chitragam area of Shopian district.

Notably, 36 militants have been killed so far in J&K this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, internet services have been snapped in Shopian, Kulgam and Anantnag districts. (KNO)