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Two JeM militants killed in encounter in Kashmir

May 27, 2011 11:08 IST

Two militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit were killed in a fierce encounter in south Kashmir late on Thursday night, according to police.

They said troops of counter insurgency Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and local police jointly surrounded a house in Bon Keller village of Shopian district in south Kashmir on Thursday evening on specific information about presence of militants inside it.

"The advance party of the security forces was fired upon by militants triggering an encounter", a police spokesperson said.

"The encounter ended late on Thursday night after the two holed up militants were gunned down. They include the wanted Qari Zubair, divisional commander of the outfit", a senior police officer said.

Two houses were damaged during the encounter. Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the encounter site.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar