A terrorist associated with Islamic State-inspired group was killed in an encounter with security forces on Friday at Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir police confirmed.
Speaking to ANI, Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbagh Singh said the terrorist, Ishfaq Ahmed, was earlier associated with Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen.
“A terrorist identified as Ishfaq Ahmed has been killed. He was once arrested when he was associated with Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen and prior to his release, he joined the Islamic State-inspired group. Another terrorist managed to escape,” he said.
Arms and ammunition were recovered from the site where the brief exchange of fire took place.