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Two militants killed in Nowgam gunfight

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Two militants were killed and six forces’ personnel wounded in a fierce gun battle in Sothu Kothair area of Nowgam on the outskirts of Srinagar on Wednesday morning, police said.

Reports said that the gunfight broke out around 2 AM in the area following a search operation.

Two militants have been killed and six forces’ personnel wounded in the gunfight, said DIG central Kashmir VK Birdi told reporters.

The slain militants were reportedly identified as PhD scholar Sabzar Sofi and Asif Ahmad Gojri – both residents of Anantnag. However, there was no immediate official confirmation.

Massive clashes broke out in the area with youth taking to streets to disrupt the operation.

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