Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir
Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR — Three local militants, affliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba oufit, were killed in an overnight gunfight in Drabgam area in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday.

In a series of tweets, quoting Inspector-General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar, the Kashmir Police Zone wrote, “All three killed militants are locals, linked with militant outfit LeT.”

“One of them has been identified as Junaid Sheergojri, involved in killing of our colleague Martyr Reyaz Ahmad on 13/5/22,” it said.

In another tweet, they wrote, “Other two killed militants have been identified as Fazil Nazir Bhat & Irfan Ah Malik of Pulwama district. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 02 AK 47 rifles and 01 pistol recovered.”

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The gunfight had started on Saturday evening in Drabgam village after joint team of government forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

The ‘operation’ was suspended by the forces due to darkness and was resumed early morning on Sunday.

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