Jammu and Kashmir: Two militants killed in encounter

Srinagar: Two militants were today killed in an encounter with security forces near the Line of Control in Macchil Sector of Kashmir Valley.

"In the wee hours today, two unknown terrorists were killed in Macchil Sector in an encounter with troops," an Army
spokesman said. Two AK-47 rifles and one UBGL along with other war-like stores were recovered from the site.

The spokesman did not specify whether the slain militants were infiltrating from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir or were
already operating locally.

"In spite of heavy involvement of Army in relief and rescue operations, the troops deployed on Line of Control area
vigilant," he said. The spokesman said the operation in Macchil sector is still in progress and further details are awaited.

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