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Tral Military Op: Slain militants identified, says police

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Armed forces near military operation site in Tral. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Tral: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed to have identified the two militants who were killed in the military operation in Tral area of south Kashmir.

The spokesman said that based on specific information generated by the police regarding the presence of militants in village Hardumir, Tral area of Awantipora, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Awantipora Police and Army in the said area.

In the operation, police said two militants were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of operation.

They have been identified as Nadeem Nazir Bhat, son of Nazir Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Koil Shikargah Tral, and Rahi Rasool Bhat (Adil), son of Ghulam Rasool, a resident of Kanipora Dadsara.

Police said both the slain militants were affiliated with AuGH outfit and were part of groups involved in several militant crime cases including IED blast and grenade attacks on armed forces establishments.

Incriminating materials, arms, and ammunition including 02 AK series rifles were recovered from their possession.

All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation, the statement added.

Pertinently, this is the second military operation in south Kashmir in the last 12 hours as earlier two militants were killed in Chowgam Shopian.

 

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