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J-K: Two militants killed, one soldier injured in encounter in Budgam

According to earlier reports, two-three militants were trapped in a house and an exchange of fire happened in Zagoo Arizal area between the militants and the security forces.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 1, 2018 4:09:31 pm
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Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces Thursday in Jammu & Kashmir’s Budgam district, according to a statement issued by the Indian Army. Police said one soldier was also injured in the incident.

“The security forces launched a search operation based on credible inputs about the presence of terrorists in Zagoo locality of Khansahib area of the district. During the operation, the militants opened fire on the search party, prompting the security forces to retaliate. In the ensuing encounter, two militants were neutralised. The security forces also recovered various incriminating material, including arms and ammunition from the site,” PTI quoted a police official as saying.

The slain militants were identified as Mukhtar Ahmad Khan, a resident of Arizal in Budgam and Mohammad Amin Mir of Pampore in Pulwama district. “They were both involved in a series of terror attacks on security establishments in the area,” the official said.

Police said the injured jawan is stated to be stable, adding the police has registered a case and started an investigation.

According to earlier reports, two-three militants were trapped in a house and an exchange of fire happened in Zagoo Arizal area between the militants and the security forces.

Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site. Kashmir Zone police took to Twitter to warn citizens from visiting any encounter area until it is sanitized by the bomb disposal squad.

This encounter has happened two days after two militants, including the nephew of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, were killed by security forces Tuesday following a day-long encounter at Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Usman Haidar, the nephew of JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar, was a wanted sniper and is believed to have been behind the spate of attacks on security forces.

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