Srinagar, Police on Friday said that two militants have been killed in the gunfight that erupted in Hassanpora village of Arwani in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district of south Kashmir.
A spokesman said that two bodies have been recovered from the site of the gunfight. “Three Ak-47 rifles and other incriminating material has been recovered so far,” he said, adding that the DNA samples from the bodies of the militants have been collected for their identification.
Giving details, he said that police received specific information about the presence of militants in the house of an “over ground worker of Lashkar-e-Toiba”, identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Qadir Ganie at Hassanpora, Tavila Arwani.
Ganie, he alleged, works as an over ground worker (OGW) of LeT outfit and not only harboured militants in his house, but also provides all sort of logistical support to them.
“Based on this input, an operation was launched by joint team of Anantnag, Awantipora police along with Army and CRPF. The said house was cordoned off and when the security forces party entered into the house for searching, militant fired on them. The fire was retaliated and the ensuing gun battle lasted for almost two days.The operation concluded today when a joint team of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPFs quick action team (QAT) stormed the house and cleared it. The cover fire to the storming team was given by army troops,” added the spokesman.