Two Hizb Militants Killed In Encounter
20 April 2007
Srinagar: Two militants belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen outfit were killed in a gunbattle in Pulwama district today, officials said here. Acting on a specific tip-off, local police and troops of 55 Rashtria Rifles conducted a search operation in Ratnipora, 40 kms from here, this morning to flush out militants hiding in a house, they said. As the security forces zeroed in, militants hiding there opened fire at the search party, they said adding in the retaliatory firing two militants were killed. The deceased militants were identified as Bilal Ahmad Ganai of Ratnipora and Hilal Ahmad Bhat of Yelhar village.