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Two dead along LOC in Keran sector after exchange of fire: Army

Post by on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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Srinagar, June 28: Army on Tuesday said that they shot dead two persons along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Kupwara in north Kashmir after an exchange of fire.

They said that a large chunk of arms and ammunition were also recovered from their possession.

The slain persons were identified as Majid Chechi and Shamsudin Beigh.

Police said that the slain persons are believed to have come to receive a cache of arms and narcotics and facilitate infiltration of terrorists.

 A senior Army officer told Rising Kashmir that following suspicious movement/activity along the LoC, both persons were killed. "They also fired on troops which was retailed. We have recovered war-like stores from their possession," he said.

A police spokesman said as reported by Army some suspicious movement was observed close to the fence in the general area India Gate – Bichu in Keran sector of Kupwara by the fence patrol party.

"The suspected movement was challenged by Army’s patrol party.  On being challenged, fire was drawn on patrolling party from the fence side which was retaliated," he said.

As per police, two individuals were found dead on this side of the fence "who were 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 also found on the other side of the fence."

 "It is believed that both the individuals identified as Majid Chechi & 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," the spokesman said.

 Meanwhile, war-like store has been recovered in the operation which include AK 47 & 56 rifles - 05, AK rifle Shortgun – 01, Magazines-15, 7.62mm API rds – 128 rounds, 7.62mm Ball rounds  - 177 rounds, Grenades- 04 and Narcotics - 2 pkts.

 Police have registered the case and the investigation has been taken up, the spokesman said.

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