Two militants killed in Baramulla shootout

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Arshad Farooq

Srinagar, Oct 19: Two militants were killed in a brief shootout with government forces in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday.
A top police officer said the militants travelling in a passenger vehicle ( Scorpio-JK01-L5792) were signalled to stop at a naka at Kralhaar.
He said the militants opened fire on a naka party. In retaliation, both the militants were killed, he added.
“An AK series rifle, magazine, UBGL, two Chinese pistols, six magazines, three grenades and two UBGL grenades were recovered from the possession of slain militants,” the official said.
The driver has been arrested and the vehicle seized, the officer said.
He said a case FIR No 176/2018 was registered at Police Station Baramulla and investigation was taken up.
Meanwhile, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has said two of its men including district commander Baramulla Faizan and Abdul Wahab were killed in a shootout in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, on Friday.
A JeM spokesperson in a statement said the “struggle against Indian forces will continue”.