Militant Killed in Bandipora Gunfight Identified


SRINAGAR: A militant who was killed in an encounter with security forces in Bandipora district on Monday, was identified as Pattan resident, officials said.

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The gunfight broke out after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Aragam area of the district on Sunday night following information about the presence of terrorists there, they said.

“Based on specific intelligence input regarding presence of terrorists, a joint operation was launched by the Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police on the intervening night of June 16-17 in the general area of Gurihajin, Aragam Bandipora; one terrorist eliminated, operation in progress,” the Chinar Corps posted on X.

The officials said the gunfight broke out after militants opened firing on security personnel.

A senior police officer told Kashmir that the slain militant was identified as Umar Akbar Lone alias Jafer, a resident of Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.




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