Three Al-Badr Militants Killed In Shopian Gunfight, Says IGP Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range Vijay Kumar said that three local militants of Al-Badr outfit were killed in Shopian district of south Kashmir.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the wreath-laying ceremony of SPO Altaf Ahmed, who sustained bullet injury in Budgam gunfight and later succumbed, the IGP Kashmir said that, “Yesterday late night a cordon was laid in Imam Sahab area of Shopian district. Today morning, three militants of Al-Badr were killed in the operation. All three are locals. Two Ak-47 rifles and one pistol have been recovered from their possession,” he said as per news agency KNO.

On the Budgam encounter, the IGP said that a cordon was laid in a village in Beerwah area of Budgam in the mid-night and in the initial exchange of firing, SPO Altaf Ahmed and constable Manzoor Ahmed sustained injuries.

“Altaf succumbed to injuries later. There were reports of the presence of a militant Yusuf Kandroo and another foreign militant. It seems that two militants sustained injuries in the first exchange given the blood trial that was seen up to two Kms from the site of encounter. We have cordoned the village where blood trail ended and searches are on,” he said.

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