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5 militants killed in Kashmir encounter

August 30, 2013 10:07 IST

Security forces gunned down five militants in north Kashmir's Ganderbal district on Thursday night.

The slain militants were reportedly members of the Hizbul Mujahideen

A senior police officer said troops of 24 Rashtriya Rifles and local police jointly launched an operation in the Nujwan forest area near Kangan, 35 km from Srinagar.

"Five militants were killed in the gunfight that ended this morning. Searches are still continuing in the area," he said.

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Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar