In a brief encounter, two militants killed at Padgampora Awantipora

Aakash Hassan

Pulwama: Two militants were killed in South Kashmir Sunday afternoon near a Naka at Padgampora Awantipora, police sources told Kashmir Life.

An policeman stands alert near the shootout spot (File Photo: Bilal Bahadur)

Sources said, militants were intercepted and challenged by joint team of Army and Police at Naka.

“The militants were travelling in a Maruti car and on being stopped they opened fire on the forces,” police officials said. “In a brief encounter two militants were gunned down,” he added.

The slain militants are said to be locals and identified as Farooq Ahmad Hurra of Nazimpora Shopian and Rayees Ahmad, a resident of Below in Pulwama.

Pertinently South Kashmir is going for elections in April 2017.

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