Two militants died today in the ongoing encounter in Ratnipora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir.
One SOG personnel was injured in the fierce gun battle in Rakh Lajura near Ratnipora in Pulwama district. One militant has been identified as Showkat Ahmad Lone of Lelhar Pulwama while the other is yet to be identified. Sources said that the slain militants belonged to the Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit. The encounter restarted today morning when the militants opened fire upon the joint team of the Special Operations Group (SOG) of police and army’s 50, 55 RR to break the cordon that was laid around an orchard in Ratnipora. Witnesses said that army used a chopper to locate the militants hiding in the paddy crop.