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2 militants killed in Tral gunfight were involved in sniper attacks: Police

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Srinagar, Oct 31: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday said the two militants killed in a gunfight in Tral Tuesday this week were involved in a “series of attacks on the government forces from a distance”.

“Apropos our earlier press release regarding Tral encounter it is further informed that the dead bodies of the two militants were recovered from the site of encounter along with arms and ammunition including M4 and AK 47 rifles and other incriminating materials,” said a police spokesman.

The slain militants have been identified as Showkat Ahmad Khan, resident of Handoora Tral and Usman from Pakistan, he said, adding they were affiliated with JeM.

The spokesman said the same group was involved in a “series of attacks and firing on the security forces’ camp from a distance in recent times.”

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