Two Al-Badr militants killed in Pulwama gunfight: police

Two local militants of Al Badr outfit were killed were identified as Aijaz Hafiz & Shahid Ayub.

Srinagar: Two Al-Badr militants involved in attacks on non-local labourers were killed in an anti-insurgency operation in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district early Thursday, police said.

A police officer said that a gunfight broke out after a joint team of police and army launched a search operation in the Mitrigam area of the district last evening.

In the gunfight, he said, two local militants of Al Badr outfit were killed were identified as Aijaz Hafiz & Shahid Ayub.

Two AK rifles were recovered from their possession, said the officer. “They had been involved in [a] series of attacks on outside labourers in Pulwama in the month of March-April 2022,” a police spokesman said on Twitter while quoting IGP Kashmir.

A soldier was wounded in the gunfight, police said.

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