Terrorists killed after failed weapon-snatching bid

Srinagar, Mar 16: At least two militants have been killed in an encounter with security forces which broke out after a failed bid to snatch the weapon of the personal security guard (PSO) of a BJP leader.
The terrorists yesterday tried to snatch the service rifle of constable Bilal Ahmad, who is the PSO of BJP leader Anwar Khan, at Balhama in Pulwama district.
The police personnel accompanying Khan foiled the attempt, during which Ahmad received a bullet injury.
“Bodies of two militants have been recovered so far. Their identities are being ascertained,” a police spokesman said.
“Incriminating materials, which include weapon and ammunition, have been recovered as well,” he said.
Searches are going on at the encounter site as there were reports of third militant as well at the time of weapon snatching attempt.
Meanwhile security forces today apprehended a suspected militant from Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered arms and ammunition from his possession, police said.
Shahnawaz Ahmad Mir, a resident of Bugam in Kulgam, was apprehended during random checking at naka point set up at Takia Adijan in the district, a police spokesman said.
One Chinese pistol, one magazine, five live rounds and Rs 10,000 Indian currency were recovered from Mirs possession, hr said.
“Investigation conducted so far has revealed that Mir is involved in subversive activities,” the spokesman added.
A case under relevant sections of the law has been registered against the accused person.