Jammu Kashmir

2 Jaish militants killed in J&K

Agency | February 01, 2019 12:18 PM

SRINAGAR: Two Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants were killed on Friday in a gunfight with security forces in a Jammu and Kashmir village in Pulwama district, police said.

The information was posted on Udhampur headquartered Northern Command's website. "Two terrorists killed in the joint operation in Drabgam," it said.

Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the special operations group (SOG) of state police surrounded the village late on Thursday after receiving information about the hiding militants.

Floodlights were put up around the cordoned off area to prevent the militants from escaping under the cover of darkness.

As the security forces closed on the hiding militants they were fired upon triggering the encounter.

"The slain militants belong to, but their exact identity is yet to be ascertained. The search operation is underway," police said.

Mobile Internet facility has been suspended in Pulwama and Shopian districts.

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