Army shot dead two person at LoC in Keran, say police

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After observing suspicious activity along the Line of Control in Keran sector of Kupwara district, two individuals were shot dead by army, following which arms and ammunition were also recovered from other side of the fence, police said on Tuesday.

According to a statement, a police spokesperson said that as reported by army that 28 June  some suspicious movement was observed close to the fence in general area India Gate – Bichu in Keran sector of Kupwara a patrol party.

The statement reads that the suspected movement was challenged by army’s patrol party.

“On being challenged, fire was drawn on own party from the fence side which was retaliated. On search, two individuals were found dead on own side of fence in possession of 04 AK rifles, 08 magazines and 02 packets of narcotics whereas 02 more AK rifles along with magazines and 04 grenades were found on the other side of fence,” it reads.

It reads that it is believed that both the individuals identified as Majid Chechi and Samsudin Beigh had come to receive a cache of arms and narcotics, and to facilitate infiltration of militants in the general area of Rauta Nar at fence.

“War like store has been recovered in the operation which include five AK 47 and 56 rifles, one AK rifle shotgun, 15 magazines,128 7.62mm API rounds, 177 7.62mm ball rounds, 95 grenades and two packets of narcotics. Case has been registered and investigation has also been taken up in this regard,” it added—(KNO)

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