Srinagar: In a brief gunfight in Tral area of Pulwama district, six militants associated with the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, led by Zakir Musa have been killed.
A joint team of army’s 42 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation following “credible inputs” about the presence of militants at Arampora hamlet of Dadsara on Saturday, reported GNS while quoting a police officer.
The report added that the forces fired some warning shots towards a ‘militant hideout’ situated in an orchard along the Tral-Awantipora road. The militant group hiding inside the hideout opened fire triggering off a gunfight which lasted for a brief time, he said.
During the course of the gunfight, six militants of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind militant outfit including its Deputy Chief Soliha have been killed, he said.
The bodies of all the slain militants along with as many weapons and other arms and ammunition were recovered from the gunfight site, said the official, adding: “The identities of the other five militants is being ascertained”.