Body of third militant recovered in Srinagar outskirts

Body of Pakistani militant recovered from encounter site in Srinagar's Balhama, toll reaches 3

An official said that the parts of the body were recovered from the encounter site in Balhama, and is believed to be a foreign militant.

The body of Hamas, from Pakistan, was found when security forces and bomb disposal squad were clearing the area of unexploded shells/mines after the encounter in Balhama of Khonmoh near Srinagar, according to a police statement.

A case has been registered in this regard and investigations are on.

As per reports, the encounter broke out when three militants were cornered after they made an abortive bid to snatch the rifle from Personal Security Officer (PSO) of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anwar Khan.

The clashes were going on in the area when this report was filed.

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Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two Kashmiri youth in Srinagar city, today.

In another incident, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Dangerpora Padgampora, was held with a hand grenade from National Highway near Padgampora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, the spokesman said.

A police spokesperson in a tweet on Saturday said, "From the #Balhama encounter site, one more militant's body (understood to be FT) & incriminating materials recovered".

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