Budgam Gunfight: Police Version

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Srinagar

Police on Thursday issued the following statement saying that in Zagoo area of KhanSahib, district  Budgam, search operation was launched today morning jointly by a team of police and army based on credible inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

“During a search operation, hiding militants fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed. Their identities are being ascertained,” said police spokesperson in a statement.

“Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. Police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the instant matter,” he said.

“Citizens are once again requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any,” a police spokesperson in a statement said.

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