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Shopian encounter: Two more militants killed, toll five, operation over

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Shopian, June 10 : Two more militants were killed in an encounter that broke between militants and the government forces in Sugoo – Hendhama village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday, taking the toll of slain militants to five in the gunfight.

The operation has concluded, officials said. An official told news agency—while the operation has ended in the area.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 44 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, thus triggering an encounter. “Five militants were killed in the gunfight. The operation has now ended,” officials said.

Meanwhile, authorities have suspended the mobile internet services in the district as precautionary measure.

Pertinently, nine militants including top Hizb commanders were killed in two separate encounters at Reban and Pinjura villages of the district on June 6 and 7—(KNO)

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