Four militants killed in 2 encounters in S-Kashmir

Four militants killed in 2 encounters in S-Kashmir

Raouf Dar

 

Srinagar Oct 10 : At least four militants were killed on Saturday in two separate encounters with security forces in Kulgam and Pulwama districts of South Kashmir.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Chingam area of Kulgam district of south Kashmir late Friday night following specific inputs about the presence of militants there.

An official said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired upon a security forces party, who retaliated.

The slain militants have been identified as Tariq Ahmad Mir, resident of Zangalpora Divsar Kulgam; and a Pakistani national identified as Sameer Bhai alias Usman, resident of Punjab Pakistan, and an “A” category militant, the official said.

Sector commander of Army’s 9 RR regiment, Brigadier V S Thakur as per news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS) termed Kulgam encounter a “successful operation without causing any damage to life and property of civilians”.

“Two militants have been killed. One is a local youth Tariq Mir and another is a Pakistani. The operation was launched by RR after receiving specific information from the police. It was a successful operation with no loss of life or property,” he said.

An official said both militants were affiliated with Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit. The official said an M4 rifle and a pistol have been recovered from the site of the encounter.

In another operation in Dadoora area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir, two militants were killed, the official said.

The police said the encounter started after security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation there following information about the presence of militants. Two AK rifles have been recovered from the encounter site, the official added.(KINS)

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