Srinagar: Two militants affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba’s (LeT) shadow group The Resistance Front (TRF) were killed in an encounter with security forces at Okey village in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Tuesday.
A police spokesman said that based on specific inputs regarding the presence of militants in the area, a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched by the police, Army and CRPF.
During the search operation, as the joint search party proceeded towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired indiscriminately, which was retaliated effectively, leading to an encounter.
In the ensuing encounter, two militants of LeT (TRF) were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of the encounter. They have been identified as Amir Ahmad Wani, a resident of Alamgunj Shopian, and Sameer Ahmad Khan, a resident of Tiken Pulwama.
“As per police records, Amir Ahmad was a categorised militant linked with LeT (TRF). The other killed militant joined militant ranks recently. Both the slain militants were part of a group involved in several cases,” the police said.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition, including one AK-47 and one pistol, were recovered from their possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation, police said.