Police on Saturday issued the following statement about the Achabal shootout saying that the militants in the midnight hours attacked a police picket at Achabal area of south Kashmir’s Islamabad district.
“However, the attack was successfully repulsed by the alert cops on duty at the picket,” a police spokesman in a statement said.
In the retaliatory action, one militant was killed, he said.
“The weapon of the militant was also recovered from the site of the attack,” said the spokesman.
“The killed militant has been identified as Bilal Ahmad son of Abdul Ahad Bhat from Tatripora Yaripora of district Kulgam.”
Bilal had joined the LeT militant outfit three months before, said the spokesman. “His involvement was also established in a weapon snatching case earlier. He was involved in carrying out attacks on the security forces and civilian atrocities in the area.”
A policeman injured in the attack was evacuated to the nearby hospital for medical attention. “He is stated to be stable now,” said the spokesman, adding that two cars seized by the police which were “apparently” used by the militants.
“Police has registered a case in this regard and investigation in the instant matter is in progress,” the spokesman said.