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Kokernag encounter: Two Hizb militants killed, ops on

Anantnag, June 16: Two Hizb militants were killed in a gunfight that broke out between militants and government forces at Hangalgund village Kokernag area in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, officials said on Thursday.

An official said that a joint team of police, Army and CRPF after receiving information about the presence of militants launched search operation in the area.

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

He said during exchange of fire, two militants were killed who were affiliated with Hizb and further identification is being ascertained.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is Owner of Kashmir Scroll and South Kashmir bureau head for news agency Kashmir News Observer

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