Police identifies militants killed in Hajin encounter

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Srinagar

The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday identified the two slain militants killed in Mir Mohalla Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district during a gunfight with government forces.

The spokesman identified the two slain as Pakistani nationals Ali and Hubaib and both were affiliated with LeT Militant outfit.

Police said, based on credible inputs about the presence of militants in Hajin area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district, a cordon and search operation was launched by Police and security forces in the area.

As the searches were going on, the hiding militants fired on the search party. In the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. From the incriminating material recovered at the site of encounter it is understood that the two slain were Pakistani nationals identified as Ali and Hubaib. As per the police records, both were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT.

Police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the incriminating material recovered has been taken into case records for further investigation to probe their complicity in other cases.

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.

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