Srinagar, September 11: Security forces killed two militants in an encounter in Kulgam district while the third militant surrendered.
A joint team of Police Kulgam, 1st RR and 18 Bn CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Khudwani area of Kulgam district following specific information about the presence of some terrorists of HM outfit there.
The terrorists were asked to surrender and among them, one terrorist identified as Arif Ahmad Sofi surrendered before Police. The other two terrorists tried to escape from the spot while firing indiscriminately on the security forces. The fire was retaliated and during the ensuing encounter both the terrorists were neutralized. The slain terrorists were identified as Dawood Ahmad Allaie son of late Abdul Hamid Allaie resident of Hawoora and Sayar Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Mohammad Wani resident of Wanpora, Qaimoh of Kulgam district.
01 AK 47 rifle, 02 AK 47 magazines, 63 AK 47 rounds, 01 INSAS rifle, 01 INSAS magazine, 60 INSAS rounds, 01 pistol, 01 pistol magazine, 02 pistol rounds and 02 pouch were recovered from the site of encounter.
Both the slain terrorists were involved in unlawful and anti-national activities. They were involved in killing of Sarpanch of village Hawoora and weapon snatching from guard post Samnoo. Dawood Ahmad Allaie was also involved in instigating youth to pelt stones, firing incident on Police Station Yaripora and bank robbery at Arwani branch of J&K Bank. Besides, Sayar Ahmad Wani was also involved in threatening the families of police personnel.