Srinagar: Two militants have been killed in an ongoing gunfight which broke out between militants and government forces in Braw Bandina area of Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday morning.
An official source said that as the house in which militants were holed up caught fire and in between militants came out of the house and were killed outside house instantly by the forces. The militants were believed to associated with LeT.
As per the reports searches are still going on at encounter site as this report was being filed.
Meanwhile, mobile internet has been suspended in the Awantipora area for precautionary measures. (GNS)
The Jammu and Kashmir police identified the militants slain in Pulwama gunfight as Irfan Ahmad Degu alias Abu Zarar of Naina village of Litter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama and Tasaduk Amin Shah of Kadlabal Pampore.
In a statement, a police spokesperson said that both the slain militants as per police records were affiliated with LeT and were wanted by law for their complicity in crimes including “attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities”.
The statement said that according to police records, Irfan was part of groups involved in planning and executing series of attacks in the area and many other “civilian atrocities”.
He was involved in case FIR No 35 of 2018 pertaining to attack on security forces in Ellahibagh Pulwama in which one personnel was killed. “Tasaduk as per the police records was involved in Case FIR No 27/2019 of PS Pantha Chowk pertaining to killing of a civilian. Several crime cases were registered against them.”
Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other crimes.