Hajin Encounter: 02 Foreign militants killed

Srinagar, August 30: Two LeT militants were killed in an encounter at Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday.

“Police and Security Forces today in the early morning hours jointly launched a search operation based on credible inputs about the presence of militants at Par Mohalla in Hajin area of District Bandipora,” a police spokesman in a statement issued here said.

” During the searches, militants fired on the search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter two militants were killed. Huge quantity of arms and ammunition including rifles, magazines, pouches etc and incriminating material was recovered from the site of encounter, the spokesman said.

From the incriminating material seized from the site of encounter, it is learnt that both the killed militants were from Pakistan and identified as Rizwan alias Jindaal and Ali alias Maaz. Both were affiliated with militant outfit LeT and were involved in several attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities in the area, the spokesman said.

Police has registered a case in this regard and further investigations has been initiated in the instant matter, he said.


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