Srinagar: Two suspected foreign militants were on Friday killed in a brief gunbattle in Waderbala village of Handwara area in Jammu and Kashmir’s frontier district of Kupwara.
Officials said that acting on specific information about the presence of militants in Waderbala, members of the State police’s counterinsurgency Special Operations Group (SOG) along with Army’s 21 Rashtriya Rifles laid siege to the village.
During the ensuing search operation, the militants hiding in the village opened fire on the security forces. “The fire was retaliated and an encounter ensued in which two foreign terrorists were killed,” a statement issued by the police here said.
A police official said the identity of the slain militants is being ascertained 'but they seem to be foreigners, may be Pakistani nationals'.
Two AK 47 rifles along with 6 magazines and 46 rounds, four UBGLs and two radio sets, two maps, two pouches and a diary were found on the slain men....