2 militants killed in Balhama encounter identified, bodies handed over to their families

Pulwama: The two militants killed in an overnight gunfight with the forces in Balhama Khonmoh area on the outskirts of Srinagar have been identified as Owais Ahmad of Tral and Shabir Ahmad of Aghanzipora.

A top police official said that the bodies were identified by their families

“The bodies have been handed over to them,” he said, adding the slain belonged to Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind militant outfit. Meanwhile, protests have erupted in Nowdal and Aghanzipora Awantipora – native areas of the slain militants.

Reports said that taranas were being played on the public address systems of the mosques in these areas.

 

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