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Srinagar, Feb 04: Security forces have trapped a group of militants in Hajin area of Bandipore district of Jammu and Kashmir. Intermittent gunfire is on between the two sides.

Authorities suspect there are two to three militants in the locality. The identity of the militants or the group to which they belong to is not yet clear.

A few days earlier, two Hizbul Mujahiddin militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama. Another militant was gunned by security forces in a fierce gun battle at Zakura locality near Hazratbal in Srinagar on January 14. The security forces and the state police had surrounded the area following reports that two to three militants were hiding inside a house.

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