Indian troops martyr two youth in Held Kashmir

  • Indian troops martyr two youth in Held Kashmir

Indian troops martyr two youth in Held Kashmir

Security forces on Sunday had two local Hizbul Mujahideen militants in an overnight encounter in Kashmir while the third surrendered, making it the first case of arrest during a gunfight in several years.

Acting on a tipoff, Indian armed forces cordoned off a village in Khudwani area at 3:00 am today, when they were fired upon by holed-up militants. From them large quantity of arms and ammunition including an AK-47and an INSAS rifle was recovered, said a police official.

They were identified as Dawood Ahmad Allaie and Sayar Ahmad Wani.

"One terrorist identified as Arif Ahmad Sofi surrendered before police".

"One militant has also been arrested during the operation".

Recently reports had emerged that majority of Hizbul and Lashkar-e-Toiba militants have gone into hiding in the upper reaches of south Kashmir.

During searches, the militants opened fire at the forces.

The police official said that both Hizbul operatives were part of the Altaf Kachru group in Anantnag and Kulgam belt. Dawood Ahmad Allaie was also involved in instigating youths to throw stones, a firing incident at Yaripora police station and a bank robbery.