Two militants killed in brief shootout in south Kashmir's Shopian, searches underway

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Two militants were killed in a brief exchange of fire in Chakoora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday.

Officials sources told news agency GNS that two militants were killed in a brief exchange of fire when militants tried to break the cordon.

However their identity is yet to be ascertained, they said.

The gunfight broke out after a joint team of police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Chakoora.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.