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Two top terrorists killed in Sopore encounter

Two top Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

However , Superintendent of Police (Operations) Shafqat Hussain and a Sub-Inspector, Mohammad Murtaza, were also injured in the gun battle. The battle had been took place near Amargarh Village of Sopore .

According to the source an information was received that militants were travelling in a vehicle and were planning some terrorist action in Sopore area.

Both Police and security forces immediately swung into action and intercepted them near Amargarh Sopore.

Atleast two AK assault rifles, one pistol, four hand grenades and other arms and ammunition were seized from the scene of the encounter.

For the time being, Hizbul Mujahideen identified the slain militants as Azaharuddin alias “Gazi Umar” and Sajad Ahmad alias “Babar”, saying both were local militants and were active for quite some time.

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