IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar congratulated the joint team, saying the gunfight site was close to the Srinagar-Jammu national highway – the route for the Amarnath Yatra.
On Wednesday afternoon, the joint team cordoned off Nowpora village, Mir Bazar, after specific inputs about the presence of militants. As the forces were zeroing in on the target, the militants opened fire. The forces returned the fire.
“In the ensuing encounter, two local categorised terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter,” the police said in a statement. “They have been identified as Yasir Wani, resident of Wangund, Kulgam, and Raees Manzoor, resident of Chotipora, Shopian.”