Two militants were killed in a gunfight with security forces at Brawbandina village here in south Kashmir on Friday.
A police official identified the slain militants as Irfan Ahmad Degu alias Abu Zarar of Naina Litter Pulwama and Tasaduk Amin Shah of Pulpora Kakapora area of Pulwama. “Both were associated with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant outfit,” he added.
Providing details of the gunfight a police officer said that “on specific inputs joint forces led by Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir police, Army’s Rashtriya Rifles and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a cordon and search operation in Brawbandina village this morning.”
He said, “As the search parties tightened the cordon militants present inside a residential house opened fire, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter in which both militants were killed,” he added.