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Two Militants Gunned Down in Sopore Encounter

File photo of encounter between terrorists and security forces in Kashmir.

Srinagar: Two militants were shot dead in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of Baramulla district on Saturday morning.

The operation was carried by SOG Baramulla and 52 Rashtriya Rifles.

Security forces launched an operation in Amargarh area of Baramulla following a tip off about presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said the encounter broke out during the cordon and search operations, resulting in the killing of two militants, whose identity and group affiliation was not yet ascertained.

A Sub Inspector of police was also injured while another officer was hurt during the operation, the official said.

He said an AK rifle and a pistol were among the weapons and other stores recovered from the scene of the gunbattle.

(With PTI inputs)