Second militant killed in Shopian gunfight affiliated with Hizb: Police

Second militant killed in Shopian gunfight affiliated with Hizb: Police
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Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday said thesecond militant killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Shopian wasaffiliated with Hizb ul Mujahideen.

In a statement, a police spokesman identified thesecond militant killed in Shopian on Saturday as Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, a residentof Wachi.

The slain, as per police records, was affiliatedwith proscribed outfit HM and was wanted by law for his complicity in series ofcrimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities, hesaid.

Several cases were registered against him includingcase FIR No. 25/2019 of P/S Zainapora pertaining to killing of a civiliannamely Irfan Hameed Lone.

"Incriminating material including arms &ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials havebeen taken into case records for further investigation and to probe theircomplicity in other crimes," said the spokesman further.

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