Baramulla Encounter Over in Jammu and Kashmir, 2 Militants Killed

The Baramulla Encounter is over with two militants being killed by the Indian security forces on Thursday, according to Jammu and Kashmir police.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kreeri area in the early hours following information about the presence of militants there. Militants opened fire towards security forces, and two ultras were killed in the ensuing gunbattle, a police official said.

“The encounter at Kreeri in Baramulla is over. Two militants have been killed,” the official said. The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants were being ascertained, he added.

The official said an exchange of firing also took place Thursday evening at Arwani area of Anantnag district after security forces launched an operation based on a tip. The anti-militancy operation in Arwani area was also in an advanced stage, he said.

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