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Security Forces Kills Two Militants In Jammu & Kashmir

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| January 26 , 2019 , 12:59 IST

Security Forces killed two militants of the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit on Saturday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar district.

Both were killed in Khonmoh area on the outskirts of Srinagar city. They had planned to disrupt the Republic Day functions being held here, the sources said.

Two AK-47 rifles and ammunition were recovered from their possession.

A police officer said, “As the cordon was tightened, the militants fired, triggering the encounter.”

The Rashtriya Rifles, the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) earlier surrounded Khonmoh area following information about the presence of militants.

Security was heightened in the city as various official functions have been planned in connection with the Republic Day celebrations.

Earlier, two grenade attacks by suspected militants were reported in Kashmir on Friday even as multi-tier security arrangements have been put in place across the Valley ahead of Republic Day celebrations.

A police constable was wounded on his leg when suspected militants lobbed a grenade on a police party in the bus stand of Anantnag town late on Friday afternoon. He has been hospitalised, a police official said.

Another grenade was lobbed at a CRPF camp in Tahab area of Pulwama district which burst outside the camp with no loss of life or property.

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A third blast happened near a CRPF bunker in north Kashmir Sopore town without any consequences.

SP Sopore, Javid Iqbal said they are ascertaining the nature of the blast. “Can’t say whether it was a grenade or something else. We are checking if any nearby shops have been damaged.”