Two TRF militants killed in Kulgam gunfight: Police

Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir
Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

KULGAM — Two TRF (Lashkar-e-Toiba) militants were killed in an encounter at Okey village of southern district of Kulgam, police said on Tuesday.

A police official told news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that based on a specific input generated by Police regarding presence of militants in Okey village of Kulgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 9RR and 18Bn CRPF in the area.

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“During the search operation, as the joint search party proceeded towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated effectively, leading to an encounter,” the official said.

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He said that in the ensuing encounter, two militants of LeT (TRF) were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of the encounter. “They have been identified as Amir Ahmad Wani, resident of Alamgunj Shopian and Sameer Ahmad Khan, resident of Tiken Pulwama,” the official said.

A police spokesman in a statement said that as per police records, the killed militant Amir Ahmad was a categorized militant linked with LeT (TRF), however the other killed had militant joined militant folds recently. Both the killed militants were part of a group involved in several cases.

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He said that arms and ammunition including one AK-47, one pistol were recovered from the possession of slain militants. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation.

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