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Two foreign guerrillas killed in Kashmir gunfight

Keeping vigil (File) During the searches, the terrorists fired upon the joint party of police and security forces

Two foreign guerrillas were killed on Friday in a gunfight with the security forces in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

A senior police officer told IANS on Friday, "Two foreign terrorists were killed in an encounter with the police and other security forces in Waderbala area of Handwara tehsil."

"Acting on specific information about the presence of terrorists, Handwara police, assisted by 21 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), started cordon and search operation in Waderbala area under the jurisdiction of Police Station Handwara," he said.

During the searches, the terrorists fired upon the joint party of police and security forces, he said.

The firing was retaliated and, in the ensuing encounter, two foreign terrorists were killed, the police officer said.

"Two AK-47 rifles, six AK magazines, four Under-Barrel Grenade Launchers (UBGL), 46 AK rounds and two wireless sets were recovered from the encounter site."

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