SRINAGAR — Two local militants, affiliated with Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant outfit were killed in an encounter that broke out between government forces and militants at Yedipora area of Pattan village in Baramulla district on Friday while as militants managed to give slip to forces in another encounter at Chitragam village in Shopian district.
Reports said a joint team of government forces including Indian Army, J&K Police and CRPF had launched Cordon-and-Search-Operation (CASO) at Yedipora area of Pattan village in Baramulla district. Similar kind of operation was launched by joint team of forces at Chitragam village in Shopian district following the inputs about presence of militants in the area.
They said that as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spots, militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.
In the encounter at Yedipora area of Pattan in Baramulla district, two local militants, affiliated with Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant outfit were killed and they have been identified as Yawar Shafi Bhat from Kalampora Pulwama and Aamir Hussain Bhat from Veshro Shopian.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 01 AKS74U rifle with 03 Magazines and 01 Pistol with 01 Magazine were recovered from the site of encounter.
Police in a statement said that both the killed militants were categorized militants and had recently joined militant ranks. Both were involved in terror crime cases including attacks on Police/SFs and civilian atrocities.
The statement said that the preliminary investigation and intelligence based inputs revealed that the killed militants were tasked to attack the ongoing Army Recruitment Rally (Agniveer) in Baramulla, in order to derail the recruitment rally and disturb the youth who are eager to join the mainstream. However, their elimination has helped Police/SF in repulsing such nefarious plans. — (KIMS)