Two militants were killed in a gun battle with security forces after they attacked a police team in north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Monday, police said. Handwara sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) Shabir Khan said the militants fired on a joint party of police and the Army, triggering the shootout.
Police officials are trying to ascertain their identity and affiliation, The Hindu reported.More news: Brady: House Won't Accept Repeal of State, Local Tax Deductions
A police spokesman said the slain militants were identified as Toib of Sopore and Ashiq of Palhallan Pattan.
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Police had blamed Mehmood Bhai and his men for killing of off duty BSF constable Rameez Ahmad Parray at his home in Hajin area in September this year. They caution him against acting as an "informer" of police and working for mainstream parties.More news: Navy SEALs killed Green Beret over embezzlement scheme
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