Shopian shootout: Police Version

Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday issued a statement after the two militants were killed in a brief shoot out in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on wee hours of today.

The spokesman said that during the preceding night, security forces at a checkpoint on Shopian Turkawangom Road at Mool Chitragam intercepted a Tavera vehicle.

However, the militants boarding the vehicle opened fire from inside on security forces which were retaliated. In the retaliation process, one militant identified as Firdous Ahmad Bhat and an active associate Sajad Ahmad who was driving the vehicle got killed. Both of them were the residents of Kulgam. Moreover, one terrorist taking advantage of darkness managed to flee from the spot.

According to police records, Firdous Bhat was a listed militant. Bodies of both the militants have been handed over to their legal heirs after completion of medico-legal formalities.

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

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