Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight

Srinagar : Two Al Badr militants were killed on Saturday morning during a gunfight with security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Reports said that a Joint team of forces had laid a siege in Rebban village of the district after receiving input about presence of militants there, as the search operation was going on, the search party was fired upon by the hiding militants, triggering gunfight.

Reports said that two bodies were recovered from the gunfight site. The slain duo was identified as as Yawar Wani of Batnoor Pulwama and Nawaz Ahmad of Rebban Shopian , both affiliated with Al Badr militant outfit.

The spokesman said that incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. Police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter.

He said citizens are requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any.

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