Two militants killed in Sopore gunfight identified

A police official identified them as Owais Bhat and Tahir Ahmad Dar - both local residents.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Dec 13 2018 10:06AM | Updated Date: Dec 13 2018 10:42AM
Two militants killed in Sopore gunfight identified

Two militants killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Sopore area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Thursday were affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).

A police official identified them as Owais Bhat and Tahir Ahmad Dar -- both local residents.

He said the duo killed in an overnight gunfight with the forces in Gund Brath village was affiliated with LeT.

The gunfight broke out last night following a search operation launched by the forces.

The official said as the forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire, triggering a gunfight.

The operation, he said, was resumed today morning after being halted for the night due to darkness.

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