Tral gunfight: Slain militants identified

Srinagar

The two militants killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Tral were affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, police said.

The two slain militants have been identified as Adfar Fayaz Parray son of Fayaz Ahmad Parray resident of Gulshanpora Tral and Irfan Ahmad Rather son of Ghulam Hassan Rather resident of Shariefabad Tral.

According to the police records,  the slain militants were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM. They were involved in conspiring and executing several attacks and were wanted by the law for their complicity in a series of crimes including the attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities.

“Several terror crime cases were registered against them for their activities,” said police spokesman in a statement.

“Arms and ammunition including rifles were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in the case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other cases,” 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,” the spokesman said.

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