5 militants killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

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Srinagar: Five ultras were killed on Sunday during an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said here.

Sources said the gun battle broke out after the ultras opened fire on a search team of the security forces in the village on Sunday morning.

According to sources five militants were killed in the encounter. The identity and group affiliation of the ultras are being ascertained, the sources said.

The official said weapons and war-like stores have been recovered from the encounter site.

The sources said clashes between protestors and security forces broke out near the encounter site. There was no immediate report of injury to anyone.

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