Four militants killed in Pulwama, Sopore gunfights: Police

Four militants were killed on Saturday in two separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama and Baramulla districts.

Three militants were killed in an overnight gun battle between security forces and a group of militants in Punzgam village of Pulwama.

A police spokesman identified the trio as Showkat Dar of Panzgam Awantipora, Irfan War of Wadoora Payeen Sopore and Muzaffar Sheikh of Tahab Pulwama.

Later a fresh gun battle was fought in Hathlangoo village of Baramulla after a militant fired at a cordon and search party.

“As the cordon was tightened, there was firing from the hide out triggering the encounter. All exit points from the village were sealed and the militant was killed,” an officer said.

A police officer identified the slain as Waseem Ahmad Naik son of Abdul Gani Naik of Udipora Barsoo Awantipora, reported GNS.

Quoting sources, it said Waseem went missing in March this year. The family had had filed a missing report at the concerned police station.

Mobile Internet services in Sopore and Awantipora area were suspended. Train services between Srinagar and Bannihal town of Jammu region have also been suspended.