Saleem Iqbal Qadri

One of two militants killed in Sopore gunfight identified

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Sopore, Mar 23: Police on Saturday said that the bodies of both the militants killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Warpora area of Sopore have been recovered, and one of them identified as being a local militant.

Speaking to ‘Kashmir Images’, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sopore, Javaid Iqbal said two militants were killed during the gunfight in Warpora village of Sopore yesterday.

Two dead bodies have been recovered from the gunfight site and one of them has been identified as that of Tahir Ahmad War alias Tahir Moulvi, son of Malik Ahmad War, resident of Warpora, while the other militant is believed to be a foreigner, police said.

Official sources said both militants were affiliated with Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

They said two AK-47 rifles and other war-like stores were recovered from the gunfight site. “During operation, three houses also got damaged.”

Police requested the people to not venture inside the encounter site as “such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials”.

The body of the local slain militant has been handed over to his family for last rites, reports said.

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