Two militants lost life in gun battle in J&K

Attack Naval Air base

Attack Naval Air base

Two militants have been killed in a fierce gun battle with security forces in the forest area of Kangan in Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. As per the officials, body of one militant has been recovered from the site of the encounter and search is on for the other. Army assisted by
police, launched search operation in Chattergul forests in Kangan area on Srinagar-Leh road.

The security forces returned the firing, triggering off a gun battle. Two militants were killed in the encounter during which a residential house was devastated. The officials have also told that an AK rifle has been recovered from the spot.

Although the identity and group affiliation of the militants was not immediately known, a senior police officer said preliminary investigations have revealed that they were foreigners.

The inmates of the house where the militants were hiding said that they were speaking a language which they could not comprehend. As for now, SP Ganderbal Shahid Mehraj is excepting them to be Afghans or from NWFP (Khyber Pakhtunhhwa).

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