2 Al-Badr militants killed in Shopian gunfight

2 Al-Badr militants killed in Shopian gunfight
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Shopian: Two militants were killed in an encounter with government forces at Reban village in Shopian’s Zainpora on Sunday morning.

The slain militants were identified as Nawaz Ahmad Wagay of Reban village of Shopian and Yawar Ahmad of Bhatnor village of Pulwama. The duo was affliated with Al Badr.   One AK 47 and a pistol was recovered from the slain militants.  

Meanwhile internet services were suspended in the district at midnight.

A police spokesperson in a handout said that based on a credible input about the presence of militants, a cordon and search operation was launched by forces.

As the search operation was going on, militants opened fire on the forces triggering an encounter, it said. 

“Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter,” it said and added police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter.

Meanwhile, police has requested people  not to venture inside the encounter zone as it can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. “People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any,” it added.