Two Local Militants Killed in Pulwama Military Operation

The slain militants were identified as Aijaz Hafiz and Shahid Ayub.


PULWAMA — Two local militants of the Al-Badr outfit were killed in a military operation in Mitrigam village of Murran area in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said on Thursday.

A senior police officer said that two local militants have been killed in the Pulwama military operation.

He said that an armed forces personnel was also injured during the initial exchange of fire and has been shifted to the hospital for treatment.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army, and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area. He said that as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering the operation.

Meanwhile, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar in a Tweet said, “Both killed identified as Aijaz Hafiz and Shahid Ayub. 02 AK 47 rifles recovered. Both belong to Al Badr outfit. Both had been involved in series of attacks on outside labourers in Pulwama in the month of March-April 2022.”

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