Kashmir Indepth

Two militants killed in Pampore gunfight

Srinagar: Police on Thursday said that two militants were killed in a pre dawn encounter in Khrew area of south Kashmir.

A police spokesman said that two militants were killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Khrew area of Awantipora.

He said that a cordon and search operation was launched before dawn jointly by the police and forces following “credible” inputs about the presence of militants in Sharshali area of Khrew.

“As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the militants. The fire was retaliated, leading to a gunfight,” he said.

In the ensuing gunfight, he said, two militants were killed.

Reports identified the slain as Adnan Lone and Adil Bha,, were affiliated with Hizb ul Mujahideen.

“Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter,” said the police spokesman.

The spokesman said that no collateral damage was reported in the encounter.

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