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Shopian gunfights: 9 militants killed

Shopian, Apr 01 (KNS): At least nine militants have been killed in two separate encounters in Shopian while as many more are reportedly holed up.

Sources in the police have confirmed to KNS that nine have been killed whereas six more are engaged in gunfight. Meanwhile DGP has said that seven dead bodies have been recovered so far. Some top commanders are also among the dead. (KNS) 

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