Two militants killed close to IAF base

Srinagar. Two unidentified militants were killed in a brief encounter with Jammu and Kashmir Police and security forces at Rangreth area of Srinagar outskirts, police officials told News24.

Official sources said the operation was launched on specific intelligent input about presence of militants in the area.

Officials said acting on a intelligence input, police and security forces zeroed on a suspected spot in Rangreth area and asked the hiding militants to surrender, however the militants fired upon the forces party triggering an gunfight.

In the ensuing encounter between militants and forces, two unidentified militants were killed. The identity and affiliation of militants is being ascertained, said officials.

Stone pelting, clashes also started at Rangreth area of Srinagar soon after the killing of two unidentified militants in the area. Residents say they didn’t hear gunshots.

The youth of the area started pelting stones on forces who retaliated with teargas shelling.

first published:Dec. 13, 2021, 2:47 p.m.

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