Mobile services barred in North Kashmir Srinagar: In a quick anti-militancy operation by the security forces, two terrorists have been killed in an encounter at Nathipora area of Sopore in North Kashmir on June 1 morning.
Officials said a joint search operation between police and the Indian Army's 21 Rashtriya Rifles was launched following intelligence of terrorists being present in Sopore's Natipora village.
"As the search party intensified the combing operation, the hiding militants threw a grenade and opened indiscriminate fire on them, resulting in injuries to the two army men".
Police on Thursday identified the two militants killed in Sopore firefight as Aijaz Ahmad Mir of Brath Kalan and Basharat Ahmad Sheikh of Bomai Sopore.
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In the grenade attack, which was aimed at a police station in Sopore, four policemen had been injured on Wednesday evening.
He said the slain militants had joined HM on 14-03-2016 and 30-06-2016 respectively. "We have recovered 2 AK 47s, 5 magazines, 107 rounds and 2 pouches from them", he said. "In jail, he applied for some distance learning courses in Kashmir University and was selected for the LLB course".
March 15, 2017: Security forces carried out an encounter in Kupwara's Kalaroos area in Jammu and Kashmir. "The security forces retaliated leading to death of the two militants", the DGP said. "He was on bail while Basharat had gone to Pakistan for training a year ago".
The identities of the injured were being ascertained, the official added.