J&K

Two militants killed in Pulwama gunfight: Police

Two militants affiliated with Lashkar-i-Toiba were killed today in a gunfight with government forces in Naina Batapora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

A senior police officer told GNS that two LeT militants were killed in an operation at Naina Batapora.

Both militants were given ample of chance to surrender, however they refused the surrender offer, the officer added.

Train service was also suspended between Banihal to Budgam district due the gunfight for precautionary measures.

IGP Kashmir told earlier that utmost precautions were taken to ensure no damage was done to the mosque as militants were hiding in separate structure.

Earlier on a specific input generated by J-K Police, the joint team of Police launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

As the joint team of forces intensified searches towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces triggering off a gunfight. (GNS)

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