Balhama gunfight; Slain militants identified

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Srinagar: Regarding the encounter between militants and government forces which started Thursday evening at Khunmoh area, the two militants who were killed have been identified by the families as Rasiq Nabi Bhat of Tral and Shabir Dar of Awantipora, police said on Friday.
As per police records they had joined militancy last year in the month of March and August respectively.
The dead bodies have been handed over to their legal heirs for last rites, police said.
As reported earlier, two militants were killed and a VRPF soldier sustained injuries after in a gunfight at Balhama, Khunmoh area in the Srinagar outskirts.
The gunfight had raged last evening after militants tried to snatch weapons from the security guards of a BJP leader.