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2 Hizbul Militants Killed While Trying to Ambush Police Party in South Kashmir

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Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were on Sunday killed at a joint security post established by Awantipora Police and 55 RR at Padgampora Awantipora when they tried to ambush a police party that included three officers of the rank of superintendent of police in south Kashmir.

Srinagar: In a swift action, two Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants were on Sunday killed at a joint security post established by Awantipora Police and 55 RR at Padgampora Awantipora when they tried to ambush a police party that included three officers of the rank of superintendent of police in south Kashmir.

The incident happened at Padgampora when a cavalcade of senior superintendents of police of Pulwama and Awantipora Raees Ahmed and Zahid Malik was going along with the district's Additional Superintendent of Police Chandan Kohli.

The militants, who were travelling in a private car, came from behind and started firing at the vehicle carrying Kohli When intercepted by police and Army in the area on the border of Awantipora and Pulwama, officials said.

All the police personnel quickly took cover and retaliated the fire in which two militants were killed, they said. The slain militants have been identified as Farooq Hurra R/o Nazimpora Shopian and Rayees Kachroo R/o Bellow Rajpora pulwama.

The police have seized two weapons and the identity of the militants is being ascertained, Deputy Inspector General of Police (South Kashmir) S Pani said in Srinagar.

He lauded the role of the police force which swiftly neutralised the two terrorists.

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first published:March 26, 2017, 17:00 IST