Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Two militants killed in Kulgam gunfight, OGW arrested: Police Nadeem Nadu

Two militants killed in Kulgam gunfight, OGW arrested: Police Nadeem Nadu

According to a police spokesman based in Srinagar, the operation was jointly carried out by Army, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir police. CRPF top officials were also present.

Sources said based on a specific input about the presence of the militants, Army's Rashtriya Rifles troops and special operations group (SOG) of J&K police started a search and cordon operation in Khudwani area of Kulgam, 65 km from here, on Sunday evening.

He said two weapons were recovered from their possession.

Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were Monday killed and another surrendered during an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said. The other two terrorists tried to escape from the spot while firing indiscriminately at the security forces. "The fire was retaliated by the forces, leading to a gunfight", he said.

Meanwhile, one man was arrested from the encounter site though it was not immediately clear if he was a militant or a civilian.

Later the two slain terrorists were identified as Dawood Ahmed Ali and Shaiyar Ahmed Wani of Hijbul Mujahideen whereas the terrorist who surrendered before the security forces as Arief Sofi. Both the slain terrorists were involved in unlawful and anti-national activities. Dawood was reportedly involved in the Arwani bank robbery and also in the murder of a village "sarpanch".

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