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Baramulla encounter ends; two militants killed

By Mukhtar Ahmad
Last updated on: February 17, 2010 20:00 IST

The daylong gun-fight between the holed up militants of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad and security forces ended on Wednesday evening after the two militants were gunned down.

The encounter began today morning, after police personnel and troops of the Army's Rashtriya Rifles surrounded a house in village Chandoosa in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, based on a tip-off about the presence of militants inside it.

"After the security forces asked the holed up militants to surrender, they opened fire at the surrounding troops, triggering an encounter which ended today evening after both the holed up militants were killed," a senior police officer said.

 The house in which the militants were holed up was destroyed in the exchange of fire.

Arms and ammunition have been recovered from the slain militants, said the police.

This is the second encounter this week in Kashmir valley, where two militants of Hizbul Mujaheedin outfit were gunned down in Koimoh village of south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Monday.

Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar