Updated: May 26, 2022 2:30:30 am
Three Pakistani militants affiliated to the Jaish-e-Mohammad terror outfit were killed in an encounter in north Kashmir’s Baramulla on Wednesday morning, police said.
A policeman, Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh, received “critical gunshot injuries” and succumbed at a nearby hospital, the police said in a statement.
Police said they have “neutralised” a threat to the Amarnath Yatra by killing the militants, who were on way to Srinagar. Police believe one militant escaped during the gunfight.
Police identified the militants killed in the encounter as Ali Bhai, Hanief Bhai and Shah Wali and said three AK-47 rifles, 15 AK-47 magazines, 344 AK-rounds, five Chinese grenades and three IEDs were recovered from the encounter site.
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According to police, the militants, travelling in a car, were stopped at a special checkpost, set up on receiving inputs about movement of militants. As the joint team of forces, comprising police and Army personnel, focussed on their car, the militants started firing. The joint team retaliated, leading to a gunfight, the statement said.
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