Srinagar Apr 28 : Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday gunned down two militants of Hizbul Mujahideen in Baramulla District.
According to DIG Baramulla B. Srinivas, working on a tip-off the police assisted by CRPF and army deployments cordoned the house in the intervening night of April 27 and sensing the presence of the militants in the house the operation parties successfully rescued the civilians by the early hours of April 28. 2008. In the ensuing encounter both the militants hiding in the house were killed.
The militants have been identified Financial Chief of HM Zahoor Ahmad Waza alias Zee Shan and Mohammad Yousuf Bhat alias Muneer.
Zahoor Waza was a specialist in fabrication of explosive devices, said police.
Both the slain militants were operating in the area of Pattan for the past eight years and had also been recruiting local cadres, Srinivas said.