Ishfaq Ahmad Sofi alias Abdulla Bhai from Sopore

SRINAGAR — A top militant commander was killed during a brief gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The militant killed in Amshipora area of Shopian has been identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Sofi alias Abdulla Bhai from Sopore.

Reports reaching here said that Ishfaq was associated with militant outfit ISJK. They said that he was the lone survivor of ISJK militant outfit in Kashmir.

Pertinently, Ishfaq Sofi had joined Harkatul Mujahideen in 2015 and had later switched to ISJK in 2016.

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Meanwhile, authorities in Sopore have issued an order to close down all schools in Sopore sub division as a precautionary measure.

An order reads that in view of the prevailing situation and as precautionary measure, all schools and degree colleges including private ones in sub division Sopore shall remain closed today on May 10.

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