A militant of Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit killed in a brief shootout in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday has been identified as Ishtiyaq a resident of Pakistan.
Earlier, a police spokesman said that a group of militants while moving through Handwara was intercepted by a naka party near Chattipora in the jurisdiction of Police Station Handwara.
He said that militants opened fire, triggering a brief gunfight in which a militant was killed.
“Consequently one militant got killed in the exchange of fire. Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the slain militant,” said police spokesman in a statement.
“The area has been cordoned off and searches are going on in the area,” the spokesman said.