Two militants, Armyman Killed in Awantipora Gunfight

Both The Militants Identified, One Among Them Responsible For Killing Of Sanjay Sharma: ADGP Kashmir

Srinagar, February 28: Two local militants as well an army trooper were killed in a nocturnal gunfight in Padgampora area of Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on tuesday.

Addition Director General of Police Vijay Kumar told GNS that two militants, armyman were killed and also one army trooper sustained injuries in the gunfight.

The officer further said that the operation was prolonged with utmost care due to the close proximity of Mosque near the encounter site. Aqib Mushtaq was responsible for killing Sanjay Kumar Nath, the officer said.

Meanwhile, both the slain militants have been identified. Aqib Mushtaq Bhat of Pulwama (A Category) and Ajaz Ahmad Bhat( C-Category) Son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat resident of Syedabad, Pastana Tral, the officer added.


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