Militant Shot Dead In Baramulla

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Srinagar: Police on Thursday claimed to have killed a “hybrid” militant in a shootout in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

During the intervening night of October 27-28, militants fired upon Area Domination Patrol party (ADP) of Police and army’s 46RR in Cherdari area of Baramulla, a police spokesperson said Thursday. Alert joint party, he said, retaliated to the fire leading to the killing of one militant in a brief shootout.

The police spokesperson identified him as Javed Ahmad Wani of Kulgam.
As per police records, he said, the killed militant was a part of a group involved in killing of two non-locals in Wanpoh area of Kulgam along with another militant Gulzar who was neutralised on October 20.

The police spokesperson further said that incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 1 pistol, 1 loaded magazine and 1 Pak branded grenade was recovered from the killed militant’s possession.

“On the basis of preliminary investigation, IGP Kashmir said that the killed terrorist was hybrid type and was on mission to target one shopkeeper in Baramulla,” he said

Police has registered a case in this regard and further investigation is going on.

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