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Posted at: Jun 15, 2019, 6:40 AM; last updated: Jun 15, 2019, 8:41 AM (IST)

Two ultras killed in Awantipora

Two ultras killed in Awantipora
Two militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were killed on Friday morning in a gunfight with security forces in Sangam area of Awantipora. - File photo

Our Correspondent

Anantnag, June 14

Two militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were killed on Friday morning in a gunfight with security forces in Sangam area of Awantipora.

The slain militants have been identified as Irfan Ahmad Digu alias Abu Zarar, a resident of Nayina in Litter area of Pulwama district, and Tasadduk Amin Shah, a resident of Kadlabal locality in Pampore of Pulwama district.

Irfan, as per police records, had been active among Lashkar ranks since last year, “and has been involved in planning and executing some attacks,” while Tasadduk had joined the outfit recently. “He has been found involved in the killing of a civilian in Pantha Chowk area near Pampore on June 3,” a senior police official said.

The gunfight took place in Bandena village near Sangam around 9.00 am.

“An operation was initiated following inputs regarding presence of militants in the area. As the cordon was being laid, the militants opened fire from a house,” the police official said. The firing was retaliated to and the militants were killed in the exchange of fire.

Local sources said the house where the militants were holed up caught fire, forcing them to come out. “They were gunned down as soon as they ventured out of the house,” sources said.

The authorities, meanwhile, snapped internet services in Pulwama and Anantnag districts soon after the gunfight erupted.

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