Two militants killed in on going Srinagar encounter

Srinagar: In an encounter in Rainawari area of Srinagar city, two militants have been killed.

Police said the encounter is underway. Both the slain militants as per Police were affiliated with banned outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Police informed that 2 militants have been killed in Rainawari area of Srinagar. It said that Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition have also been recovered.

As per Police one of the killed categorised local militant belongs to proscribed militant outfit LeT and was carrying Identity Card (ID) of media.

Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said that it indicates a clear case of misuse of media.

Both the militants have been identified by police as residents of Bijbehara area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

A police officer identified duo as Rayees Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Hameed Bhat of Shahbad Veeri Bijbhera and Hilal Ahmad Rah alias Shaboo son of Safeer Ahmad Rah of Kuthipora Waghama Bijbehara.

A top police officer said that Rayees had gone missing on 8th August last year while Rah went missing on 18th October same year. Both were affliated with Lashkar-i-Toiba and were category-C militants.

“Before joining militant ranks, Rayees was running an online news portal VNS,” the officer said.


Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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