were killed in an anti-terror operation in
in south Kashmir’s
on Wednesday. Their identities and affiliation were yet to be ascertained.
Acting on intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in Chakura, a joint team of J&K Police, Army’s 34RR and CRPF’s 178 Bn launched a cordon-and-search operation there. “Once the cordon was laid, the holed-up ultras were cornered from all sides and asked to surrender. The terrorists, however, opened indiscriminate fire at the search party instead, triggering an encounter in which the duo was slain,” said a
“Their bodies were retrieved from the site of the gun battle afterwards. Incriminating material along with arms and ammunition were also seized from the spot and taken into case records for further investigation into their complicity in other terror crimes,” the spokesperson said.
The last rites of the ultras would be performed after completion of medico-legal formalities including DNA collection. “In case any family claims to be the kin of the slain terrorists, they can come forward for identification at PCR Kashmir
and participate in the last rites at
,” the spokesperson added