Bandipora Encounter:Two militants killed, body of one of them retrieved: IGP

Srinagar, Sep 20: Two militants were killed in an ongoing operation at forest area of Sumular in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Reports reaching GNS said that the Army’s 14 RR, SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police and the CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Shukbabun area of Sumlar village.

As the forces intensified the searches, the militants opened fire on them triggering off a gunfight, they said.

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir Range, Swayam Prakash Pani also confirmed the killing of two militants in an ongoing operation in woods of Sumular.

“One militant body has been recovered while another is visible and lying at the encounter site. The cordon and search is intact as the area is vast. No firing is going on presently,” the IGP added.

The IGP said that the operation was launched following inputs about the movement of militants in the forest area. (GNS)

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