Militant killed in Srinagar gunfight identified

"Slain was affiliated with Ghazwat-ul-Hind outfit and was tasked to carry out a 'Fidayeen' attack"
Militant killed in Srinagar gunfight identified
J&K Police personnel move in an armoured car near the site of a gunfight in Srinagar on Friday, 16 July 2021. [File for representation only]Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 12: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday identified the militant killed in a gunfight last night in Bemina area of Srinagar as Aamir Riyaz of Khrew.

A police spokesman said that Riyaz was affiliated with the Ghazwat-ul-Hind outfit and was related to one of the accused in the 2019 Pulwama car bombing.

"Terrorist killed in #Srinagar #Encounter identified as Aamir Riyaz of Khrew #Pulwama affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Mujahideen Gazwatul Hind. He was relative of one of the accused of #LethporaTerrorAttack and was assigned to carry out fidayeen attack," he said while quoting IGP Kashmir.

Riyaz, as per an official, was killed in a brief gunfight with the security forces in Bemina area of the city last night. An AK-47 rifle was recovered from his possession, he said.

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