Miliitant killed in north Kashmir identified

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Srinagar

A militant who was killed in a shootout in Rafiabad area of Sopore in Baramulla district of north Kashmir has been identified as Mudasir Ahmad Bhat son of Sonullaha Bhat of Shutloo.

Army personnel near site of gunfight in Rafiabad village of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Photo: Junaid Bhat

Reports said that he had joined militant ranks last week.

An official said that a joint team of 32 RR and SOG intercepted the militants following specific information during a naka at Shutlo village of Rafiabad.

After being intercepted, the exchange of firing took place between the militants and the forces, he said.

“In the exchange of gunfight, one militant was killed and searches in the area are still ongoing,” he said.

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