Slain militants in Kulgam gunfight identified as locals

Militants killed in Kilam village of Kulgam
Three of the five Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in Kilam village of Kulgam

SRINAGAR — Police identified the five militants who were killed in Kilam village of Kulgam during gunfight on Sunday morning as locals belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.

A police officer said that all the five slain militants belong to Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.

He identified the slain as Waseem Bashir Rather alias Zeeshan son of Bashir Ahmad Rather of Ashmuji Kulgam, Zahid Parray son of Abdul Hamid Parray of Gopal Pora DH Pora Kulgam, Idrees Bhat son of Mohammad Ramzan Bhat of Arwani Anantnag, Aqib Nazir Mir son of Nazir Mir of Zongalpora Kulgam and Parvez Bhat son of Bashir of Mukdampora Qaimoh.

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After conducting all the formalities, the bodies of the slain were handed over to their respective families for last rites.

The officer said that all the slain had joined the Hizb last year and were involved in many attacks. (GNS)

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