Two militants killed in South Kashmir encounter

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The retaliatory fire resulted in the killing of two militants, he said. The demonstrators pelted stones and raised slogans against the security forces at Samboora, following which security forces resorted to aerial firing to disperse them. The Security Personnel fired some rounds in the air and lobbed Tear Gas shells to stop the protest and protect the Laws and orders of the area.

Reports said a trooper was wounded in the standoff and he was immediately removed to hospital.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation last night following information about the presence of militants in the area, PTI cited a police official as saying. "An INSAS and SLR were found at the spot of the encounter".

Security forces have cleared the area and a counter-operation is now underway.

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However, local sources identified the killed militants as Shakir Ahmad, a resident of Gulzarpora Pulwama and Shabir Ahmad, a resident of Mehend Bijbehara area of Anantnag.

The Indian authorities have suspended internet services in Pulwama district following the killings.

When Encounter was under process, then protesters were clashed with the J&K Police.