Militant killed in Pulwama identified as Srinagar resident

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The under-construction house in Frasipora Pulwama where the gunfight took place on Thursday
The under-construction house in Frasipora Pulwama where the gunfight took place on Thursday | Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad

PULWAMA — The militant killed in Pulwama gunfight on Thursday has been identified as a Srinagar resident.

An official quoted by a local news agency said that acting on specific information regarding the presence of a militant in Frasipora village of Pulwama, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, Army (53RR) and CRPF (183Bn) in the said area.

During the search operation, as the joint search party approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated, effectively leading to an encounter.

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“In the ensuing encounter, a terrorist was neutralised and his body retrieved from site of encounter,” the official said.

According to the official, the slain was later identified as Danish Sheikh, resident of Srinagar and associated with proscribed outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (TRF) and from the slain, arms, ammunition and incriminating materials were recovered.

In this regard, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated.

“People have been requested to cooperate with the police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any,” he added.

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