Militant killed in Tral gunfight identified

Srinagar : A  militant killed in a gunfight in Hafoo Reshipora village of south Kashmir’s Tral on Tuesday was affiliated with Zakir Musa led group Ansar Ul Ghazwatul Hind, official sources said

An official identified the slain as Shakir Hassan Dar a resident of Rathsuna, adding that he was a close associate of Zakir Musa.

Earlier a police spokesman in a statement said that a cordon and search operation was launched jointly by Police and security forces early morning hours today based on a credible input about the presence of militants in Hafoo Reshipora area of Tral Township.

“As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the terrorists. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight,” the police spokesman said.

“In the ensuing encounter, one militant was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter,” said police spokesman.

“Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. Police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter,” he said.

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