Police on Thursday issued following statement regarding Khrew gunfight saying that based on a credible input about the presence of militants in Sharshali area of Khrew in Awantipora, a cordon and search operation was launched swiftly at predawn hours today jointly by Police, CRPF and army in the area.
“As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the militants. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight,” said police spokesman.
“In the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. Their identities and affiliations are being ascertained,” the spokesman said.
“Pertinently no collateral damage took place during the encounter,” he said.
“Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the encounter,” he added.
“Police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter,” the spokesman said.
“Citizens are 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,” said police spokesman in a statement.