SOPORE A militant was killed in brief exchange firing at Hatlangoo area of North Kashmir’s Sopore on Saturday afternoon.
A senior Police official confirmed the killing of a militant in a brief exchange of firing.
“Arms and ammunition was also recovered from his possession,” the officer said.
The slain militant has been identified as Waseem Ahmad Naik son of Abdul Gani Naik of Udipora Barsoo Awantipora.
According to sources Waseem was missing since March this year. The family had accordingly filed a missing report in police station concerned.
Earlier, armys 22 RR and SOG have launched a cordon-and-search operation at Hathlangoo village following specific information about the presence of militants inside a residential house.
Meanwhile authorities suspended internet services in Sopore town as a precautionary measure in wake of this search operation.