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3 south Kashmir militants killed in Hapatnar gunfight were affiliated with Al Badr: Police

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Srinagar, Jan 22: Police on Tuesday said the three militants killed in a gunfight with the government forces in central Kashmir’s Budgam district were affiliated with Al Badr outfit.

In a statement, a police spokesman said that the slain militants were identified as Sabzar Ahmad, son of Ali Mohammad Mir, resident of Lassipora Pulwama; Syed Rabani, son of Mohammad Hussain, resident of Nazneenpora Shopian, and Towseef Ahmad Itoo, son of Abdul Aziz, resident of Nowpora Payeen, Pulwama.

The slain militants, he said, were affiliated with proscribed outfit Al-Badar and were wanted by the law.

“Incriminating material including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in the case records for the purpose of investigation,” he said.

Bodies of the slain militants were handed over to their families after completion of medico-legal formalities, he added.

The three militants were killed after a daylong gunfight in Hapatnar forests yesterday.

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