Two terrorists gunned down in Kashmir

Image for representational purpose only. | PTI

Image for representational purpose only. | PTI

A police official said the two militants were "killed in a brief shootout" at Rajwar, Handwara.

A police spokesman said the slain militants were identified as Toib of Sopore and Ashiq of Palhallan Pattan. The militants are heard telling Ahmad not to approach the police and also warn him against joining politics.

The gun battle ensued after the terrorists opened fire on a joint team of police, Army and the Central Reserve Police Force at Galganzer village, prompting the forces to retaliate. "We have not yet ascertained the identity of the deceased", the SDPO said. Meanwhile, a search operation has been launched in the area.

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Police sources said Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Mehmood Bhai and his men are active in Hajin area of Bandipora districts.

No one was injured in the attack.

A video of a Congress worker hailing from south Kashmir's Shopian district and being tortured by militants has gone viral on social media.

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