Two militants who had escaped from an encounter with security forces in Kund village of Kulgam area of south Kashmir on Tuesday were arrested on Wednesday from two locations. “One of them is injured and has been hospitalised,” a police official said.
A local Hizbul Mujahideen militant and Sepoy Manjinder Singh were killed, and a policeman was wounded in the day-long gunfight.
Sources identified the arrested militants as Shamsul Waqar alias Pyara and Aqib. Police said Waqar joined militancy in March this year.
Inspector General of Police Kashmir Muneer Khan will be addressing a press conference on Thursday morning to share more information about the arrested militants and how they were arrested.
The Army paid homage to 22-year-old Sepoy Singh on Wednesday. He had enlisted in 2015 and was from Village Banwala of Mansa district in Punjab. Heis survived by his parents.