Two militants killed in central Kashmir’s Budgam: Police

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Government forces during a gunfight in Kashmir
Government forces during a gunfight in Kashmir (Photo: Reshi Irshad)

BUDGAM — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday said that two militants were killed in an exchange of fire in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Police in a tweet said that after receiving specific inputs, the joint area domination party of the Army and J&K Police tried to stop one suspected vehicle in Budgam.

Police said that the militants fired upon them and in retaliation, two militants were killed.

“The killed militants have been identified as Arbaaz Mir and Shahid Sheikh of Pulwama district linked with the proscribed militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. Both the militants had earlier escaped from an encounter,” ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said.

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Arms and ammunition, as per the police, were also recovered from the spot of the gunfight.

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