Srinagar: According to the information given by the police, two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed today in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district during an operation that is on with security forces.
The bodies were recovered from the site in Saimoh village, Tral town. One body was identified as that of Sabzar Bhat alias Abu Zarar, who had succeeded former Hizbul commander Burhan Wani who was killed on July 8, 2016, in Anantnag district.
“Search operation is still ongoing”, the police said. Earlier, police said three militants were holed up inside a house in the village and when challenged, the gunfight began. The house in which the militants were holed up has been demolished, according to reports from the area.
On Friday evening, a patrol party of 42 Rashtriya Rifles was fired at by militants in Tral, but there were no casualties in the brief encounter that end ed when militants fled from the spot.