SRINAGAR: One of the three militants killed in an ongoing gunfight with forces in Bandipora woods has been identified as Sariq Altaf Baba, officials said on Sunday.
A resident of ward no 2 of Plan Bandipora, Sariq had ex-filtrated via Wagah border in 2018 and had infiltrated recently through Line of Control, news agency KDC quoted a top police officer as having said.
Saqib, he said, was affiliated with Lashker-e-Toiba militant outfit. The other two militants killed in the gunfight at Sumlar-Aragam area are believed to be foreigners, the top police officer of added.
The gunfight, according to Police, had ensued after militants opened fire on joint team of Police, Army’s 13RR, 14RR, Marcos, Para Special Force and CRPF in the woods.
An official said that the search operation has been resumed this morning in Bandipora after yesterday’s gunfight as there could be more militants hiding.