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Kulgam: Four Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists reportedly killed by security forces and two army jawans were critically injured in a gun battle on Sunday morning in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.
Security forces heard gunshots when they were cordoning off the area under Nagbal Fresal Police Station in Yaripora, Kulgam. The combing operation was on after the reported gun battle.
According to the news agency ANI, security forces had recovered the bodies of slain terrorists, but the gun battle was still on.
#UPDATE: Bodies of 2 terrorists recovered during encounter b/w security forces & terrorists in Kulgam's Yaripora (J&K); Operation still on.
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 12, 2017
The peace in the valley has remained on the fringes after Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani was killed by the army in an encounter last year.
While the Line of Control has largely been peaceful in the last few weeks, there were record ceasefire violations from the Pakistani side this year.