Srinagar: Police on Thursday claimed to have killed a newly-recruited militant in a brief shootout at a village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district late Wednesday night.
A police official said that a joint team of army’s 50 RR and SOG personnel had set up a Nakka at Dougam Kakapora following inputs about the presence of militants 11:30 pm.
The gunfight broke out after the joint team of forces challenged the movement of the militants.
In the brief shootout, a militant has been killed, he said.
He identified the slain militant as Showkat Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Padgampora, Awantipora.
Bhat had joined militancy on October 2 and was associated with Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen, he said.
Meanwhile, police in a tweet said that the slain was wanted in yesterday’s grenade attack in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district that left three cops, including an officer, wounded.
Meanwhile, thousands of people attended his funeral prayers. The slain was later laid to rest amid pro-freedom slogans.