2 militants killed in encounter GJ REPORT

SRINAGAR, AUG 30: Two militants were killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Bandipora district. The terrorists were gunned down in a joint operation carried out by the Army, Central Reserve Police Force and the Jammu and Kashmir Police. The security forces have also recovered arms and ammunition from their possession. The body of the second militant was recovered from the encounter site in Parray Mohalla of Hajin area where searches were continuing after the firing the exchanges stopped. Earlier reports said the second militant had managed to escape as only one militant’s body was recovered initially by the security forces. “The exact identity of the slain militants is being ascertained,” a police officer said. A patrol party of the Army and State Police was fired upon earlier in the day. In retaliation, the security forces fired back at the militants, triggering the gun battle. Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, SP Pani said, “On the basis of specific input, an operation was launched in Hajin by the Army, CRPF and the police. Two terrorists have been killed and search operation is underway. Arms and ammunition have been recovered.” The incidents of terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir have been on a rise since past few months. On August 29, four police personnel were killed after terrorists attacked a police party in Shopian district.