Militant killed in Watergam shootout: Police

Police on Friday said that an unidentified militant was killed in a brief shootout at Watergam, Rafiabad here in north Kashmir.

Senior superintendent of police Sopore, Javed Iqbal told Greater Kashmir that the militant was killed in exchange of fire with security forces. “His body along with arms and ammunition were recovered from the site. His identity and group affiliation are being ascertained,” the SSP said.

Another police official said that militants fired upon a patrolling party of Army’s 32 RR at Watergam this evening. “The fire was retaliated triggering a gunfight. One militant was killed while another fled away from the spot. The search operation in the area is on,” the official added.