Anantnag update: Police version

Police on Wednesday issued the following statement about the Islamabad gunfight saying the joint patrol of security forces launched searches at Lal Chowk area in district Islamabad after it received credible leads about the presence of the militants inside a house.

A police spokesperson in a statement said: “As the government forces advanced towards the suspect house, the militants hiding inside fired on the security forces, which was retaliated resulting in an encounter in which two militants were killed. Besides, no collateral damage occurred during the encounter.”

“On the basis of the incriminating materials seized, it is established that they belonged to proscribed militant organisation LeT; one of the slain militants was identified as Bilal Ahmad Dar alias Bin Yamin Dar son of Mohammad Yousuf Dar of Sofi Mohalla Khudwani Kulgam. The identity of the other militant is yet to be ascertained,” said police spokesperson in a statement.

“As per police records  Bilal alias Bin Yamin Dar was involved in series of militant activities,” the spokesman said.

Some arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter.

Police has registered a case and investigation has been initiated into the matter, said spokesperson.

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