Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in an encounter with security forces on Saturday in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Two police personnel were also injured in the gun battle which took place near Amargarh village of Sopore.
“An information was received that militants were traveling in a vehicle and were planning some terrorist action in Sopore area. Police and security forces immediately swung into action and intercepted them near Amargarh Sopore.
“While being challenged, terrorists lobbed a grenade and fired on police party in which the SP (Operation) Baramulla and a Sub-Inspector were injured. In the retaliatory action, two militants were killed,” the spokesman said.
Two AK assault rifles, one pistol, four hand grenades and other arms and ammunition were also seized from the encounter scene.
Hizbul Mujahideen has termed the killing as a big loss and identified the slain militants as Azaharuddin alias Gazi Umar and Sajad Ahmad alias Babar.
With PTI Inputs