2 militants killed in Kashmir, abducted cop rescued

Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) Two militants were killed in a brief encounter with the security forces and a policeman abducted by them was rescued in in South Kashmir on Friday evening.

According to the details received here, the two militants had kidnapped a policeman at Yaripora in Kulgam district and were travelling with him when they were intercepted by a naka party of the security forces.

A brief encounter followed in which both the militants were killed and the abducted cop was rescued.

“Two terrorists kidnapped a J&K policeman in Yaripora, Kulgam. Police and security forces rescued the cop and killed both the terrorists in a brief encounter. One cop was injured in the operation,” the police said in a statement.

This is the second abduction of a policeman in Kashmir in two days. On Thursday, a policeman was abducted from Shopian district. The police had immediately swung into action and rescued the abducted policeman.

–IANS

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