Militant killed in pre-dawn gunfight in Shopian

A militant was killed in a brief pre-dawn shootout with government forces in Amishpora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The killed militant has been identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Sofi alias Abdullah Bhai from Model Town Sopore. However, officials are yet to confirm his identity.

According to reports the gunfight broke out after joint teams of the army and the state police launched a search operation in the village.

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