Srinagar: Two slain militants killed in Tahab gunfight in Pulwama district early Sunday have been identified as Shariq Ahmad of Gulzarpora, Pulwama and Showkat alias Shabir of Mahind Bijbehara in Anantnag district, sources said.
Shariq and Showkat of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit were killed after a gunfight broke out between them and government forces in Tahab area of Pulwama district.
A police official told Kashmir Reader that forces launched a cordon and search operation in Tahab after receiving specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
The search operation turned into an encounter as the search party of the forces was fired upon by the militants.
The retaliatory fire resulted in the killing of two militants, he said.