Srinagar, Jun 11: Two militants were killed in separate gunfights in Kulgam and Pulwama districts of south Kashmir on Saturday, police said.
“Acting on specific information generated by Police regarding the presence of a (militant) in village Khandipora area of Kulgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, Army’s 9RR and CRPF’s 18 battalion in the area,” a police spokesperson said.
“During the search operation, as the joint search party approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding (militant) fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated, effectively leading to an encounter,” the police said. However in order to evacuate the civilians trapped around the encounter site, he said, the joint team ensured the evacuation of all civilians to the safer places.
In the ensuing encounter, he said, a “categorized” militant identified as Rasiq Ahmed Ganie son of Mohammad Amin Ganie of Shouch Kulgam of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter.
“As per police records, (Ganie) was involved in several cases including attacks on Police and security forces”.
He said that incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 303 Rifle along with 23 rounds, Pistol along with 31 rounds, one hand grenade etc have been recovered from the site of encounter. “All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation.”
Meanwhile, an unidentified militant was killed in Drabgam area of Pulwama, the police said.
The encounter had ensued after joint team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in the area, police said.
“(One) militant killed. Operation (is) going on. Further details shall follow,” police said in a tweet.
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