SRINAGAR: Two militants affiliated with Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) outfit were killed and a woman was injured in a gunfight in Srigufwara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said.
A police spokesman in a statement on a specific input generated by Police regarding presence of militants in Srigufwara area of Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by JKP, 03 RR and CRPF in the said area.
“During the search operation as the presence of militants got ascertained they were given the opportunity to surrender, however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter,” said the spokesman.
“In the indiscriminate firing by militants, one woman received gunshot injuries. She was shifted to hospital for treatment where her condition is stated to be stable,” he said.
He said that in the ensuing encounter, two militants affiliated with proscribed outfit JeM were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter.
“One of the slain militants has been identified as Nasir alias Shahbaz alias Baz Bai,a Pakistan resident, ‘A’ category terrorist, while as the identification of the other killed militant is being ascertained,” he said.
“Arms and ammunition & other incriminating materials were recovered from the site of encounter. Search in the area is in progress,” he added.
“Keeping in view present COVID situation, the dead bodies of the slain militants shall be sent to Baramulla for their last rites after conducting medico-legal formalities including a collection of their DNA. In case any family claims the slain militant to be their kith or kin, they can come forward for their identification and participation in last rites at Baramulla,” said the spokesman.
“In this connection, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sopore and investigation has been initiated,” he said.
“People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any,” said the spokesman.