Militants killed in Awantipora gunfight identified


The Jammu and Kashmir on Friday identified the two slain militants who were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Awantipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

According to the police spokesman, the slain militants’ have been identified as Irfan Ahmad Degu @Abu Zarar of Naina Litter Pulwama and Tasaduk Amin Shah of Kadlabal Pampore.

Both the militants as per police records were affiliated with LeT and were wanted by law for their complicity in terror crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities.

According to police records, Irfan was part of groups involved in planning and executing a series of terror attacks in the area and many other civilian atrocities. He was involved in case of FIR No 35 of 2018 pertaining to attack on security forces in Ellahibagh Pulwama in which one security man was killed. Tasaduk as per the police records was involved in Case FIR No 27/2019 of PS Pantha Chowk pertaining to killing of a civilian. Several terror crime cases were registered against them, Police in a statement said.

Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes.

People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any, the spokesman said.


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