The identity of third militant has been revealed by Jammu & Kashmir police on twitter as Muhammad Yasin Itoo alias Gaznavi.
The official twitter handle of J&K police re-tweeted a statement made by DIG of police CKR to confirm the identity.
“Top HM commander Yasin [email protected] among the killed terrorists in Shopian encounter,” reads the tweet of J&K police.
Itoo, a resident of Nagam in Chadoora Budgam was one of the longest serving militants. He was also known as Mansoor.
Itoo was killed along with two other militants in Anweera Shopian in an overnight gunfight.
Itoo, who was operational commander of HM first joined militancy in year 1997 after crossing over to other side of the Line of Control.