2 Militants Killed In Twin Encounters In Rajouri, Baramulla

Jammu- A militant was killed and another was most likely injured on Saturday in an ongoing operation in the densely forested area of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir, Army said.

“In the ongoing joint operation in Kandi forest, Rajouri sector, by Indian Army in coordination with Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF, at around 7 am the cordon, while closing in, spotted and pinned down the militants.

“In the ensuing gunbattle one militant has been neutralised and one militant is likely to be injured,” a defence spokesperson said.

He said an AK-56 rifle, four magazines, 56 bullets, one 9 mm pistol, its three magazines and three grenades were seized from the slain militant whose identity and group affiliation were not known immediately.

The operation is underway, the spokesperson added.

Militant Killed In Baramulla Encounter: Police

Meanwhile, a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant was killed in an encounter with government forces in Baramulla district of North Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

After receiving information about the presence of militants in the Karhama Kunzer area of Baramulla, a cordon and search operation was launched, a police official said.

It turned into an encounter after militants fired upon the forces who retaliated.

One militant was killed in the exchange of fire, the official said.

“Killed terrorist identified as Abid Wani, resident of Yarhol Babapora in Kulgam, linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT. Incriminating materials, one AK-47 rifle recovered,” Kashmir Zone Police said in a tweet.

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