Militant killed in Pulwama gunfight identified


Srinagar, A militant killed in an encounter at Kangan area of Pulwama in south Kashmir on Friday afternoon identified.

The militant was identified as Musavir Hassan Wani son of Ghulam Hassan of Dalipora, Pulwama. Wani, a B.Tec student affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.

“One AK 47 and one SLR gun and other incriminating materials were recovered from his possession,” police said.

A police spokesman while confirming the incident and said that the Operation stands concluded. “No collateral damage has taken place in this episode”.

A case in this regard has been registered, and investigations taken up, the spokesman said.

Earlier, SSP Pulwama Mohammad Aslam Choudary had told GNS that a cordon-and-search operation was launched by a joint team of army’s 55 RR, police and CRPF at Kangan orchards following inputs about the presence of some militants.

As the joint party approached the suspected spot, the militants hiding in the area opened fire triggering off an encounter, the officer had said.