Encounter in Kashmir leaves two militants dead
7 months ago Global Daily Tribune . 0
On Sunday, two militants were killed in an encounter between militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, which is 40 kms away from Srinagar and Security forces. In Tahab area, there was a search operation and PTI cordon and search was going on, as reported by the news agencies. After the encounter, the protestors clashed with the militants in order to save the security forces and their district and because of the clashes six civilians were injured. The security personnel lobbed tear gas shells and few shots were being fired in the air to restore the law and order of the area, a police official quoted. The operation was of barely 10 hours.
One person was hit by the police on the shoulder and was admitted to the hospital, whose identity isn’t disclosed. Also, five other people had minor injuries during the clashes between security forces and militants. In Pulwama district, the internet services were also snapped.
The information that the militants were present in the area, was received on Saturday night. The identity of the militants and their group affiliation has not been ascertained yet, but the initial reports indicate that they are from Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. ANI reported that an SLR and an INSAS rifle have been recovered from the spot. One of the houses was also fired as the militants were hiding in the houses in order to save their lives during the cordon and search operation.
The commander of 12 Rashtriya Rifles, Harbir Singh, while speaking to ANI said that the militants used to threaten the politicians and the officers. IANS was told that the militants were identified as Abid and Irfan Sheikh by the sources of State Police. However, independently this could not be verified. “The situation is now under control,” said Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid.