2 militants killed in Kulgam gunfight

Srinagar, October 10: Two militants were killed in an ongoing encounter which erupted in wee hours of Saturday in Chinigam area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Official sources said that two militant bodies can been seen lying near encounter site, however the bodies were yet to be recovered as encounter was still in the process.

A joint team of Police and Army’s 01RR launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Chinigam .

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.

A police spokesman said that the slain militants were identified as Tarriq Ahmed Mir of Zangalpora, Devsar, Kulgam and a foreigner Sameer Bhai alias Usman, a resident of Punjab Pakistan, who was a A-category militant. “Both the slain militants were affiliated with Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit,” he said.

Defence spokesman in Srinagar Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that an US made M-4 carbine gun and a pistol were recovered from the slain militants.

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