By News Desk
The Indian Army on Thursday said that it gunned down two militants in an encounter that erupted last night in a south Kashmir village.
“Army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police cordoned off Harpura mohalla of Gasu village in Pulwama district last evening after specific inputs about the presence of militants. During the search operation, the militants hiding in a house tried to break the cordon by firing indiscriminately, trigerring a gunfight,” said an army official.
Duirng the gunfight, he said, two militants, belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba, were killed.
One of the deceased militants has been identified as Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, son of Abdul Rashid Bhat, resident of Aloochibagh area of Kakapora.
The identity of other militant, who is believed to be a Pakistani, was yet to be ascertained.
Two AK-47 rifles, four magazines and other war-like stores were recovered from the site of the encounter.