2 militants killed in nocturnal gunfight in Pulwama village

Srinagar: Two militants were killed in a nocturnal gunfight with government forces in Pulwama district on Saturday.

Government forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Panzgam area of Awantipora in Pulwama district following information about the presence of militants, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches in the area, the militants fired at them.

The forces retaliated and in the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed. The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants are being ascertained, he said. 

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