Srinagar:Two suspected militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba were killed in a brief shooting in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district on Tuesday morning.
Police said the duo had escaped from an encounter site at Rudbugh Budgam on Sunday.
The brief firing took place this morning when a suspected vehicle was asked to stop in Budgam town by a joint team of police and Army.
“On specific input, the joint area domination party of Army & Police tried to stop one suspected vehicle, terrorists fired upon and in retaliation two terrorists were killed,” a police statement said. It added that arms and ammunition was recovered from the area.
Additional Director General of Police, Kashmir Vijay Kumar identified the two as Arbaaz Mir and Shahid Sheikh of Pulwama.
” They were linked with the proscribed terror outfit LeT. Both the terrorists earlier escaped from recent encounter,” ADGP Kumar said.