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2 TRF militants killed in Kulgam encounter: Police

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Srinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT-TRF) militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Tuesday, police said.

Giving details, police spokesman in a statement said that based on a specific input generated by police regarding presence of militants in village Okey of Kulgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by police and troops of 9RR and 18Bn CRPF.

As the joint search party proceeded towards the suspected spot, “the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter.”

In the ensuing encounter, “two terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of the encounter,” police spokesman said.

They have been identified as Amir Ahmad Wani, resident of Alamgunj Shopian, and Sameer Ahmad Khan, resident of Tiken Pulwama.

As per police records, the Amir Ahmad was a “categorized terrorist linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF), however the other killed terrorist joined terror folds recently. Both the killed terrorists were part of a group involved in several terror crime cases,” the spokesman said.

He said incriminating materials arms and ammunition including one AK-47, one pistol were recovered from their possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation.

Police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated.

“People are requested to cooperate with police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any,” spokesman said.