SRINAGAR: Two militants killed in a gunfight with the counter-insurgent forces at Rajpora village of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district were affiliated with the Jaish-E-Muhammad and Lashkar-i-Toiba outfits, an official said.
An official said that both the slain militants were identified as Haris Sharief of Srinagar (LeT C category) and Zakir Padder of Kulgam (JeM C category).
#KulgamEncounterUpdate: Sofar, 02 killed #terrorists identified as Haris Sharief of #Srinagar (LeT C category) & Zakir Padder of #Kulgam (JeM C cat). #Operation in progress: IGP Kashmir@JmuKmrPolice https://t.co/zrVf3unS4A
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Earlier, police said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area. “In the ensuing gunfight, two militants were killed,” he said.