Two terrorists gunned down in Pulwama
Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of J&K on Tuesday, an official said.
He said the gun battle broke out between militants and security forces on the outskirts of Awantipora town in the morning following a tip-off about the presence of ultras in the area. Two militants were killed in the encounter, the official said.
“Two terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba were eliminated in the operation. They have been identified as Ufaid Farooq Lone and Abbas Bhat,” DIG south Kashmir Atul Kumar Goel said in a video posted on official Twitter account of the Kashmir Zone Police. “Both these were involved in heinous acts of terrorism as well as civilian atrocities,” he said.
Goel said a large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered at the encounter site.
Lone had been threatening shopkeepers against the opening of shops following the abrogation of special status to J&K , police said.