2 militants killed in Budgam encounter

Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces that ensued after a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched in the central Kashmir district of Budgam on Thursday.

Official sources told UNI that Army, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation in village Panzan in Budgam district in the wee hours on Thursday.

However, when security forces were moving towards a particular area, militants hiding in a local Jamia Masjid, fired at them with automatic weapons.

The security forces retaliated, ensuing in an encounter, they said, adding two militants were killed in the exchange of fire.

They said the area was being sanitized before calling off the operation.



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