One among two militants killed in Zagoo gunfight identified

Srinagar

Police on Thursday identified one of the slain militants killed during an encounter in  Zugoo Arizal area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

One of the slain militants has been identified as Mukhtar Ahmad Khan of Chill Brass Arizal. His dead body has been taken by the relatives and family for the last rites.

The official said that another body has not been identified yet.

The gunfight between the government force and militants which later ended up with the killings of two militants began today early morning after a joint team of army’s 53RR, SOG and CRPF laid a siege around Zugoo, Arizal after having credible input about the presence of some militants in the area.

Earlier reports suggest that scores of the youth from Harde Panzu, Arizal and its adjoining areas took to streets and clashed with the forces. The forces responded by lobbing tear gas shells to disperse the youth. However, there were no immediate reports of injuries to anybody.

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