Militant killed in J&K’s Kishtwar district

Both the militants belonged to Tander village in Kishtwar’s Dachhan area and of them, Ashiq, was released from jail 20 days following his bail in an abduction and rape case registered at Dachhan police station.




Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday killed one militant in hilly Kishtwar district after a brief exchange of fire.

Identified as Basharat Hussain, the slain militant along with Ashiq Hussain had attacked a police party with axes killing a Special Police Officer and injuring another four days ago. Later, both the militants had fled along with the weapons of the SPOs.

Both the militants belonged to Tander village in Kishtwar’s Dachhan area and of them, Ashiq, was released from jail 20 days following his bail in an abduction and rape case registered at Dachhan police station.

A police spokesperson said that police parties rushed to the area gace a chase to militants through jungles and mountainous terrain. They were reinforced with additional police parties and local army unit, he said, adding that contact was established sometimes back and exchange of fire started. The operation is in progress.

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