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Srinagar: Two unidentified militants were killed on Sunday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

The gunfight broke out in Pinglish village of Tral area in Pulwama as security forces, surrounding the area specific information about presence of militants there, came under fire from the hiding militants and retaliated.

"Two militants have been killed in this encounter. The bodies of the slain militants have been recovered. Exact identity of the slain militants is being ascertained.

"Firing exchanges have stopped, but searches are now going on," a police officer said.

Reports reaching here also said the house in which the militants were hiding was destroyed in the operation by the security forces.

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