One of the two militants who were killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Tujjar village of north Kashmir’s Sopore town has been identified.

A police spokesman identified slain as Lashkar-e- Toiba militant  Abdul Majeed Mir @ Sameer son of Bashir Ahmad Mir a resident of  Tujar-Sharief  Bomai Sopore while the identity of another militant is still being ascertained.

“The slain militants were active in the area and were involved in various cases of civilian killings and attacks on security establishments,” he said.

“They were also found involved in Case FIR No 02/2018 of PS Bomai which pertains to the killing of Arif Maqbool Sofi R/O Wahipora Handwara, FIR No 37/2018 PS Bomai which pertains to the killing of Mohammad Ashraf Mir R/O Harwan and FIR No 72/2018 of PS Bomai which pertains to the recent killing of Mushtaq Ahmad Mir S/O Ghulam Rasool Mir R/O Harwan Sopore,” the spokesman said.

The encounter started on late night Tuesday after a joint team of Army’s 22 Rashtriya Rifles, special operations group (SOG) and CRPF cordoned off the area.

Contact was established again today morning after a lull of several hours.


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