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2 militants killed in Baramulla encounter were planning to attack Agniveer recruitment rally: Police

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BARAMULLA: Two militants, who were killed in an encounter in Yedipora village of Pattan in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday, were planning to carry out an attack on Army’s Angniveer recruitment rally in the district, police said here.

Senior superintendent of Police Baramulla, Rayees Mohi-u-Din Bhat in a press conference said that the killed militants had come to Baramulla with a motive to attack the army’s recruitment rally, which is going on at 10 Sector Hyderbeigh headquarters in the district.

He said that based on specific intelligence input, a joint cordon and search operation was launched in the village and during searches, contact was established with the hiding militants.

He said that in the ensuing encounter two militants were killed and as per preliminary investigation it came to the fore that they were planning to attack Agniveer’s recruitment rally.

He added that the killed militants belonged to the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit and their identity was being ascertained. “An AK-74U, a new version of AK-47, which is being carried by foreign militants was also recovered from the encounter site. In addition, one AK rifle, 3 magazines, pistol along with magazine and 2 bullets were also recovered,” SSP said.

 

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