2 militants killed in Kreeri
Panic Grips Lal Chowk
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, June 18: Army on Friday claimed to have killed two militants in Kreeri area of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Varmul district.
The Army said a joint operation was launched by troopers of 29, 52 RR and Special Operation Group of JK Police.
“The militants were asked to surrender, however they opened fire on troopers which was retaliated, triggering an encounter. Tight cordon was laid around the house to prevent militants from escaping under the cover of darkness,” said a Srinagar-based Defense spokesman. “In the ensuing encounter both militants were killed,” he said, adding that deceased militants reportedly belonged to Pakistan.
He said that two AK- 47 rifles were recovered from their person. Meanwhile, a trooper was injured in separate gunfight in Marbal forests of Sopur this morning. Sources said troopers of 4-Para and SOG Sopur launched search operations in the area.
“The militants hiding there fired upon search party in which a trooper was injured,” sources said, adding that militants have reportedly managed to escape.
AERIAL FIRING IN LAL CHOWK
Panic gripped Lal Chowk here when paramilitary CRPF troopers resorted to aerial firing after a traffic cop stopped the ambulance in which they were travelling.
Eyewitness told Greater Kashmir that CRPF troopers travelling in an ambulance were stopped by traffic cops in city centre this evening. “Angered by this, the troopers hurled abuses on the cop which enraged him. The cop punched the CRPF driver,” they said.
They added that CRPF troopers disembarked from the ambulance and resorted to aerial firing, which resulted in panic in the area.
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