Militant, ‘active associate’ killed in encounter in Shopian: Police

Militant, ‘active associate’ killed in encounter in Shopian: Police

Srinagar : Police on Monday said that two militants were killed in a brief shootout in Shopian district on wee hours of today.

The spokesman said that during the preceding night, security forces at a checkpoint on Shopian Turkawangom Road at Mool Chitragam intercepted a Tavera vehicle.

However, the militants boarding the vehicle opened fire from inside on security forces which were retaliated. “In the retaliation process, one militant identified as Firdous Ahmad Bhat and an active associate Sajad Ahmad who was driving the vehicle got killed. Both of them were the residents of Kulgam. Moreover, one militant taking advantage of darkness managed to flee from the spot”, police said in a statemen

According to police records, Firdous Bhat was a listed militant. Bodies of both the militants have been handed over to their legal heirs after completion of medico-legal formalities.

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