Two militants killed in Awantipora gunfight

IGP Kashmir identified the slain militants as Shahid Rather of Tral and Umar Yousuf of Shopian.
Two militants killed in Awantipora gunfight
Army men near a gunfight site in south Kashmir.[Image for representational purpose only].Mir Wasim/GK File

Srinagar May 31: Two Jaish militants were killed in an overnight gunfight in Rajpora Awantipora area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Tuesday.

"AwantiporaEncounterUpdate: 02 #terrorists killed. #Incriminating materials including 02 AK 47 rifles recovered. Search going on, " a police spokesman said.

In a separate statement, IGP Kashmir identified the slain militants as Shahid Rather of Tral and Umar Yousuf of Shopian. "Besides other terror crimes, terrorist Shahid was involved in killing of a woman Mst Shakeela of Aripal and a govt employee/ peon Javid Ahmed of Lurgam Tral," IGP Kashmir said.

The encounter broke out on Monday afternoon after security forces cordoned the area following inputs about the presence of the militants.

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