Awantipora Encounter: Slain Militants Identified

SRINAGAR: Two militants killed in a gunfight with the counter-insurgent forces at Aganhanzipora village in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district were affiliated with the Lashkar-i-Toiba outfit, an official said.

An official said that both the slain militants were identified as Shahid Mushtaq Bhat a resident of Hafroo Chadoora Budgam  and Farhan Habib a resident of Hakripora Pulwama.

IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that they had killed TV artist Ambreen Bhat on the instruction of LeT Commader Lateef.

He added that one AK 56 rifle, 4 magazines and a pistol recovered from their possession.

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