Two terrorists killed in encounter in J&K's Budgam district

After the killing of two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants in a brief encounter with the government forces in Hayatpora village of Budgam district on Saturday, a shutdown is being observed in the village and its adjoining areas.

Sources said that two militants were trapped inside the village which was cordoned off by the forces during which the militants fired some gunshots, triggering gunfight in the village.

However, a police officer said, in today's encounter the security forces were fully prepared and didn't give time to stone pelting mobs to assemble and rush towards the encounter site. "The gunfight broke out after militants attacked a patrolling party of army in the area". As per reports, Younis had recently joined militant ranks and is son of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Budgam president Muhammad Maqbool Ganai.

Later, while confirming the encounter, Army's Srinagar-based spokesperson, Col Rajesh Kalia said that no security personnel or civilian was injured in the operation. "Our troopers have not suffered any damage in the firefight". Since their independence from Britain, the two countries have fought three wars, two exclusively over Kashmir.

  • Leroy Wright