Kreeri Gunfight: Second slain militant identified

Srinagar

The second militant killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Kreeri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday has been identified as Minhajul Mohiuddin Mir a resident of Sopore.

Site of encounter in Kreeri

Reports said that the second militant whose identity remained unknown since yesterday evening was recognized by his family members today.

They identified him as Minhajul Mohiuddin Mir, son of Ghulam Mohiuddin Mir of Brath Kalan Sopore.

His body was handed over to his family today following which it was taken to his native Brath Kalan village where a large number of people have assembled to take part in his last rites.

Mir was killed on Thursday along with his associate Aqeel Ahmad Sofi of Khanpora, in a day-long gunfight in Authoora area of Kreeri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla.

Meanwhile, the killings have triggered a spontaneous shutdown in north Kashmir parts.

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