Srinagar: Two militants killed in a brief gunfight with government forces in Gopalpora village of Kulgam district Thursday have been identified, sources said.
The slain include Aqib Itoo of Gopalpora and Suhail Rather of Tantraypora, Yaripora Kulgam. Both were affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen.
Earlier Aqib and Suhail were killed in an ambush by forces in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, reports said.
However, police said the militants were killed in an operation by the forces in Gopalpora village of Kulgam district.
“Two weapons have been recovered from the slain militants,” police officer said adding one of the slain militants was involved in the killing of 5 policemen and a bank guard in an attack on bank Van.