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Security forces kill 2 terrorists in Kashmir's Sopore

01 Jun 2017 | By Shikha Chaudhry
Two terrorists killed in Kashmir's Sopore

Security forces have killed two terrorists in a brief encounter in the town of Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district at around 3:30am.

Officials said a joint search operation between police and the Indian Army's 21 Rashtriya Rifles was launched following intelligence of terrorists being present in Sopore's Natipora village.

The terrorists were inside a house and opened fire, prompting security forces to retaliate.

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01 Jun 2017Security forces kill 2 terrorists in Kashmir's Sopore

Police: Identity of slain terrorists unknown

Police said: "Two terrorists were killed in the operation" and their identity is "yet to be ascertained." The area has been cordoned off by the army which is conducting combing operations.