Militant Behind Bijbehara Attack Killed In Srinagar Encounter: Police

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Srinagar- The militant responsible for the attack on a CRPF party at Bijbehara in south Kashmir last week was killed in an encounter with state forces in the Malbagh area of the city, police said on Friday.

The militant — identified as Zahid Dass affiliated with Jammu Kashmir Islamic State — was behind the attack on a CRPF party at Bijbehara in south Kashmir on June 26, they said.

“#Killer of JKP & CRPF personnel at #Bijbehara #Anantnag and one 6 years old boy, #(militant) Zahid Daas killed in yesterday’s #encounter at #Srinagar. Big success for JKP & CRPF,” Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar said in a Tweet on the Kashmir Police Zone’s Twitter handle.

A militant and a CRPF trooper were killed in an encounter in Malbagh area of Srinagar late on Thursday night.

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