Srinagar, March 26: Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed on Sunday after a brief gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.
“The militants, traveling in a vehicle, were challenged at a ‘naka’ (checkpost) set up by security forces in Padgampora area of Pulwama, but instead of giving themselves up, started firing at the security personnel triggering a brief gunfight in which both were killed,” a police officer said here.
Pulwama (J&K): Terrorists attacked police search party in Padgampora, 2 terrorists killed, area has been cordoned off. pic.twitter.com/cIDPL6vdvx
— ANI (@ANI) March 26, 2017
Meanwhile, police have cordoned off the area.
“The exact identity of the slain militants is being established although both seem to be locals,” the official added.