Bijbehara: Two militants affiliated with Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) outfit were killed in a brief military operation in Sheetipora village of Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday evening.
A senior police official said that acting on a specific input, joint team of police, Army’s 3 RR and CRPF after receiving information about the presence of militants launched search operation in the area.
He said that as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the party, which was retaliated, thus triggering the operation.
He said that during exchange of fire two local militants affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen were killed and both were involved in several militancy related cases.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that slain duo were identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Ganie, a resident of Chakwangund, Anantnag and Yawar Ayub Dar of Dogripora Awantipora were involved in several militancy related cases.
“Killed militants identified as Ishfaq Ahmed Ganie R/O Chakwangund, Anantnag and Yawar Ayub Dar R/O Dogripora, Awantipora, affiliated with proscribed militant outfit HM. The duo were involved in several terror crimes,” Kashmir Police zone tweeted, quoting IGP Kashmir.
Pertinently, 12 militants including six locals and six non-locals were killed in Kashmir valley in last four days.