Militants kill two policemen in Rajouri sector of J-K

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Rajouri, Sep 3 (ANI): Two police personnel, a constable and a Special Police Officer (SPO), were killed in an encounter between the police and the militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Wednesday night.

Acting on a tip off, a team of security officers had launched a massive manhunt on Wednesday night to apprehend militants, believed to be three in number, who had taken shelter in maize crops of Tota Morha-Dorimal village in Thanna Mandi.

Two of the police officials lost their lives during a brief encounter.

"When we established contact with the militants, the firing started in which two of our soldiers got killed. We carried our anti-militant search operation the entire night," said Shafkat Wattali, Superintendent of Police of Rajouri.

The deceased have been identified as constable Aijaz Ahmed and SPO Khan Mohammad. (ANI)

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