Pulwama gunfight: One among the killed militants was involved in army man Aurangzeb’s killing, says police

Srinagar: Police on Saturday said that one among the three militants killed in a gunfight at Panzgam area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district was involved in killing of army man Aurangzeb last year.

SSP Awantipora Tahir Saleem told GNS that the three militants who were killed in Panzgam today were affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen outfit. He identified the slain trio as Showkat Ahmad Dar of Panzgam Pulwama, Irfan Ahmad of Sopore and Muzzafar Ahmad of Tahab Pulwama.

The officer said that Showkat Dar was directly involved in the killing of rifleman Aurangzeb.

On June 14, 2018, Aurangzeb, a rifleman with 44 Rashtriya Rifles – was kidnapped and shot dead by militants in south Kashmir’s Pulwama when he was travelling in a private vehicle, on his way home in Poonch.

Aurangzeb was part of an officer’s team which killed Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sameer Tiger on May 1, 2018.

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