Srinagar: Police on Friday said that a militant and an unknown man were killed last night in a cross firing incident at Kanelwan area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir. Sources said that the slain militant had joined militancy just ten days back.
On a specific input about the presence of three militant in general area of Herpora Kanelwan Karvel Anantnag operation was launched by police, 3 RR and CRPF 40/90 Bn, police said in a statement.
During search operation, police said that militants fired on the search party resulting in exchange of fire.
“At around midnight taking advantage of darkness two terrorists fired and managed to give a slip,” police said adding “Cut off party of Army retaliated fire.”
“Later on, it was learnt one individual riding a motorcycle Yamaha Libero (JK13-527?) with erased last numeral got killed in cross firing. No material leading to his identity or I-card could be retrieved. Two mobile phones (Nokia 1209) and Jivi-N300 were seized from the said individual,” police said.
“One terrorist of HM outfit namely Yawar Nissar Shergujri @ Algazi also got killed in the encounter,” police statement said.
One SLR, 2 magazines, 40 rounds, one Chinese hand grenade and a pouch was recovered from the slain militant, police said adding one solider of 3 RR namely Rifleman Rohit Kumar No. 13771129K also sustained injuries