J&K Police recover corpses of 2 JeM terrorists, arms and ammunition in Tral

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Corpses of two terrorists have been recovered in Pulwama’s Tral town in South Kashmir following an exchange of gunfire between terrorists and security personnel, Jammu and Kashmir Police said on October 31.

Police informed that two bodies were recovered after a day-long encounter that broke in Chankitar village of Tral in Pulwama District.

The forces recovered the large quantity of arms and ammunition, including M4 and AK 47 rifles and other incriminating materials from the site of the encounter.

The dead terrorists have been identified as Showkat Ahmad, a resident of Tral, and Abu Usman from Pakistan.

The State police statement said, “The terrorists were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and the same group was involved in a series of attacks and firing on the security forces camp from a distance, in recent times. They were also involved in many other civilian atrocities in the area. The police investigation has started.”

While cautioning citizens not to venture near the encounter zone as stray explosive materials can prove to be dangerous, the police said, “People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any.”