Two militants killed in Awantipora gunfight

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Srinagar

Two militants have been killed during an ongoing gunfight between the militants and government forces in Braw bandina area of Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday morning.

Reports said that two militants have been killed in the gunfight outside the house in which they were holed up.

The police spokesman said that on a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched jointly by police and security forces in Braw Bandina area of Awantipora. During the search operation, the hiding militants fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.

In the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter.  The identities and affiliation of the slain militants’ is being ascertained. Incriminating material including arms and ammunition has been recovered from the site of encounter.

Police have also 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 explosive materials if any.

Meanwhile, Mobile internet has been suspended in the Awantipora area for precautionary measures.

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