Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Militants Killed in Kulgam Gunfight,1 OGW arrested

Militants Killed in Kulgam Gunfight,1 OGW arrested

Two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants were killed and one was caught alive during an overnight encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of south Kashmir during wee hours of Monday.

Acting on a tip off about presence of insurgents SOG Kulgam and Army cordoned off Khudwani area of Kulgam around 3:00 am today.

An AK-47 rifle, along with two of its magazines and 63 rounds, and an INSAS rifle, with a magazine and 60 rounds, were seized from the encounter site. He also added that the forces had arrested one and recovered weapons from them. The other two terrorists tried to escape from the spot while firing indiscriminately at the security forces.

Later at a press meet, Army, J&K Police and CRPF made a joint appeal to militants to surrender, announcing that officers who would motivate militants to drop arms would be rewarded. The martyred youth have been identified as Sayar Ahmad Wani and Dawood Illahi Khan, according to the Kashmir Media Service. Both the slain terrorists were involved in unlawful and anti-national activities. Dawood was earlier involved in a murder of a village head (sarpanch) and the Arwani bank robbery.

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