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Police on Tuesday issued the following statement about Tujjer encounter saying that a joint team of Police and army during the preceding night jointly launched a search operation based on credible inputs about the presence of militants at Nowpora area of Tujjer in Sopore.

A police spokesperson in a statement said that during the searches, hiding militants fired on the search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter.

“In the ensuing encounter, two militants were eliminated. The identity of the killed militants is being ascertained,” the spokesman said.

The spokesman said that some arms, ammunition and incriminating material has been recovered from the site of encounter.

Police has registered a case in this regard and the investigation has been initiated in the instant matter.