Nowgam gunfight: Police version

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The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday said government  forces in the outskirts of Srinagar at Wanbal  of Nowgam, launched a cordon and search operation today morning based on credible input about the presence of the militants.

In a statement issued here the police spokesman said that during search operation, militants fired upon the search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter, “In the ensuing encounter two militants  were neutralized. The identity of the killed militants is being ascertained,” the statement read.

Adding that the SOP was followed during the encounter and no collateral damage took place during the encounter.

“Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter,”

The police also  requested the citizens not to enter the encounter site as such an area can prove dangerous due to uncleared explosive materials, “People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitised and cleared of all the explosives materials if any,” the statement further read.

Police has registered a case and investigation has been initiated

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