Slain Militants Were Planning An Attack On Agniveer Recruitment Rally, Says Police

SRINAGAR: Two militants, who were killed in an encounter in Yedipora village of Pattan in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday, were planning to carry out attack on Army’s Angniveer recruitment rally in the district, police said here.

Quoting senior superintendent of Police Baramulla, Rayees Mohi-u-Din Bhat the news agency KNO reported that the killed militants had come to Baramulla with a motive to attack army’s recruitment rally, which is going on at 10 Sector Hyderbeigh headquarters in the district.

He said that based on a specific intelligence inputs, a joint cordon and search operation was launched in the village and during searches contact was established with the hiding militants.

He said that in the ensuing encounter two militants were killed and as per preliminary investigation it came to fore that they were planning to attack Agniveer recruitment rally.

He added that the killed militants belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit and their identity was being ascertained.

“An AK-74U, a new version of AK-47, which is being carried by foreign militants was also recovered from the encounter site. In addiction, one AK rifle, 3 magazines, pistol along with magazine and 2 bullets were also recovered,” SSP said.

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