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Militants attack pilgrims, 2 SPOs killed

SRINAGAR, July 11 (PTI) Two militants and two special police officers (SPOs) were killed as militants fired at a group of pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir, where a low-intensity explosion took place in Mughal Garden today.

The blast caused by a grenade on the banks of the Dal Lake here, caused no damage, official sources said.

Two special police officers were killed when unidentified gunmen ambushed a group of pilgrims at Akhala in Doda district of Jammu region last evening, an official spokesman said here today.

The pilgrims were ambushed while they were coming back from Sarthal Devi to Kishtwar. No pilgrim was injured in the shootout.

Two militants were killed in separate encounters with the security forces at Gund-e-Khushi in the frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir and Tulibana-Mahore in Udhampur district of Jammu last night.

Two assault rifles, 12 grenades and a wireless set were recovered from the deceased ultras.


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