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Two more militants killed in Shopian, toll 4

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Four militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district today, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Melhora area of Shopian on Tuesday night after getting information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

 

He said the militants, who were hiding, opened fire at the security forces, who retaliated, triggering a gun battle.

Four militants were killed in the operation, the official said.

The identity and group affiliation of the militants is being ascertained, he added.