Tahab is is a major village in the immediate periphery of Pulwama. It has remained highly restive during the 2016 unrest.
As per reports, a cordon was laid on basis of the specific inputs about militant presence. Early morning, the militants tried breaking the cordon and it was during this process that they were killed.
“They were holed up in a house but to break out the cordon and flee, militants had came out and were killed in the open,”. “It will take a bit of time to get their identity but one of them is a local.”
The killed militants have been provisionally identified as locals Irfan and Abid. There are also reports of protests from the area.