TRF commander Afaq Sikandar among five militants killed in twin Kulgam gunfights

The identity of the other four militants was not immediately known.
TRF commander Afaq Sikandar among five militants killed in twin Kulgam gunfights
Representational PictureMir Wasim/GK File

Srinagar, Nov 17: The Resistance Front (TRF) commander, Afaq Syed was among five militants killed in two separate gunfights with security forces in Pombay and Gopalpora areas of south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Wednesday.

The identity of the other three militants was not immediately known.

"#GopalporaEncounterUpdate: #Terrorist Commander of proscribed #terror outfit TRF Afaq Sikander killed in #encounter," IGP Kashmir said in a statement.

In a tweet, a police spokesman said, "KulgamEncounterUpdate: 02 unidentified #terrorists killed. #Operation in progress. Further details shall follow".

The gunfights broke out barely half an hour apart shortly after security forces cordoned the areas following inputs about the presence of militants.

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