Srinagar: Two persons were killed along the Line of Control in Keran sector of Kupwara district, officials said ‘arms and ammunition’ were also recovered from other side of the fence.
A police spokesperson said that Army reported that ‘some suspicious movement was observed close to the fence in general area India Gate – Bichu in Keran sector of Kupwara’
“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.
Officials said 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 & 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.