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.”

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“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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