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VIDEO| Two militants, CRPF man killed in Srinagar gunfight: DGP

Kashmir DG JandK Police Dilbagh Sing along with Special DG CRPF Zulfkar Hussain addressing a press conference regarding encounter at Shalteng in Srinagar Umar Ganie 11 scaled


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh on Wednesday said that two militants and a CRPF man were killed while a third was injured on Srinagar-Baramulla road after they fired at police and CRPF party deployed there.

“Two militants were killed, one militant was injured on Srinagar-Baramulla road after they fired at police and CRPF party deployed there,” he said while addressing a press conference here.

 

One slain militant was identified as Zia-ul-Rehman of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group. He hails from Budgam district of Kashmir.

Another slain militant has been identified as Khatib, a resident of Bhijbehara area of south Kashmir. He is affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant group.

The third militant who was caught alive has been identified Fayaz Omar, a Srinagar resident and is affiliated to JKIS. The DGP further informed that around 20 militants have been neutralized so far this year.

“It was a prompt response by the CRPF in which both the militants were gunned down,” said Ravi Deep Shahi, IG CRPF, Srinagar circle.