Militant slain in Shopian gunfight blamed for killing non-local carpenter

Was involved in killing non-local carpenter Saghir Ahmad in Pulwama last week: IGP
Militant slain in Shopian gunfight blamed for killing non-local carpenter
Army personnel near the gunfight site in south Kashmir. [Representational Picture]Mir Wasim/GK File

Srinagar Oct 20: Police on Wednesday said that one of the two militants killed in a gunfight with security forces in Dragad area of south Kashmir's Shopian district was involved in the killing of a non-local labourer in neighbouring Pulwama district last week.

A police official identified the accused slain militant as Adil Ahmad Wani, District Commander TRF for Shopian. He said the slain had been active since July 2020.

"ShopianEncounterUpdate: Killed #terrorist Adil Wani was #involved in #killing of a poor carpenter namely Sakir Ah Wani S/O Gulam Kadir Wani R/O Saharanpur UP. Adil Wani was District Commander Shopian of proscribed #terror outfit LeT(TRF)," IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said in a tweet.

The non-local carpenter, Saghir Ahmad was shot dead on the evening of Saturday October 16 shortly after another non-local labourer was killed in Srinagar's Eidgah.

The very next day, two more non-locals were shot dead in Wanpoh area of south Kashmir's Kulgam district.

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