Two militants killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Galoora area of Langate in north Kashmir’s Handwara town have been identified.
An official identified slain as of Lashkar-e- Toiba militant Liyaqat Ahmad a resident of Harwan Sopore and Furkaan, 18yr from Langate Handwara.
The gunfight began early morning as the army’s 30 RR, 92 bn CRPF, and SOG launched a cordon and search operation in Galoora area of Langate after receiving specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in the area, an official said.
He said that the search operation turned into a gun battle as the militants fired upon the search party of the forces who retaliated and in the ensuing gunfight, two militants were killed.
An army officer that the gunfight started after a cordon-and-search operation was launched in the village at around 2:30 am following specific information about the presence of some militants.