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Two militants killed, security personnel injured in Srinagar encounter

Mobile internet and mobile telephony services, except on BSNL postpaid, have been snapped in the city as a precautionary measure.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 19, 2020 2:01:46 pm
The militants fired at the security forces during the search operation. (Representational Image)

Two militants were killed and security personnel was injured in an encounter in Srinagar’s Nawakadal area.

A police official said the encounter began last night after forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following inputs about the presence of militants there. The exchange of fire is still underway.

Mobile internet and mobile telephony services, except on BSNL postpaid, have been snapped in the city as a precautionary measure.

On Sunday, twoHizbul Mujahideen militants were killed with a joint party of Jammu-Kashmir Police and security forces in Doda district’s Gundana area.

One of the slain militants was identified as Tahir Bhat, alias Uqab, of Kashmir’s Pulwama district, sources said, adding that an army jawan also died during the operation. The slain militants were hiding in the basement of a three-storey building at Khotra Roti Padarna village, nearly 25 km from Doda town.

Early this month, police had apprehended a Hizbul Mujahideen militant, Tanveer Ahmed Malik, at Tantna village in Gundna area of Doda. He was associated with Haroon Abbas Wani, but after the latter’s death in an encounter, he had allegedly joined Hizb’s Doda district commander Haroon Abbas Wani and Tanvir Ahmed alias Uqab.

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