Two militants killed in South Kashmir’s Kulgam gunfight


Srinagar, December 16: Two militants were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Redwani area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thrusday.

The identity of militants yet to be ascertained.

Earlier a joint team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in the area on the evening of Wednesday during which a contact was established with the militants which later turned into a gunfight.

Police statement

According to a policestatement, acting on a specific input regarding the presence of militants in Redwani, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 1st RR and 18Bn CRPF.

“During the search operation, as the presence of militants got ascertained, they were given repeated opportunities to surrender; however, they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter.

It reads that in the ensuing encounter, militants of LeT (TRF) outfit were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. “They have been identified as Amir Bashir Dar resident of Kujjar Frisal and Adil Yousuf Shan resident of Sursano Hatipora, Kulgam. They were also part of groups involved in several crime cases including attacks on security forces and civilian atrocities.”

It reads that the police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated.

Meanwhile, IGP Kashmir appreciated the role of police and security forces for evacuation of civilians especially during night hours who were trapped inside cordon and for conducting successful operation without any collateral damage.

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