A policeman abducted by militants was rescued while two terrorists were killed and a cop was injured during a brief shootout in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday evening.
Police said that two militants travelling along side an abducted policeman were stopped near a barricade laid by the police and therefore the army at Kharpora-Arwani in Bijbehera, Anantnag, 48 kms from here, in the evening.
“The militants, however, fired at the police party and tried to escape . They were killed during a brief shootout while because the abducted cop was rescued,” military officer Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said.
During the exchange of firing, a policeman also sustained injury, he said. The police didn’t divulge the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants.
However, sources said both of them were locals, had recently joined militancy, and were affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit.