Arwani Gunfight: Police Version

Srinagar : Police on Thursday late evening issued following statement about the Arwani gunfight saying that  October 25 at Khar Mohalla of Arwani in Bijbehara, a joint team of police and army launched a cordon and search operation based on credible input about the presence of the militants in the area.

“As the search operation was going on, hiding militants fired upon the search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, four militants were neutralized. The identity of the slain militants is being ascertained,” said police spokesman in a statement.

“Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. Police has registered a case in this regard and investigation has been initiated in the instant matter,” he said.

“Citizens are once again requested not to venture inside the site of encounter 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,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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