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Kulgam military Op: Slain militant identified, says police

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Armed forces near a military operation site. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Police on Thursday claimed to have identified the slain militant killed in the military operation in south Kashmir’s Kulgam as Babar Bhai of JeM, who as per police was active since 2018 in Shopian- Kulgam belt.

Kashmir Police Zone on its official Twitter handle wrote, “Killed JeM militant identified as Babar bhai of Pakistan, active since 2018 in the areas of Shopian-Kulgam. One AK rifle, one pistol and two grenades recovered”.

Yesterday in the initial exchange of fire, JeM militant, cop Rohit Chib were killed and three army personnel and two civilians were also injured.

A joint team of Police, army and CRPF had on Wednesday evening launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

As the joint team of Police approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them triggering the operation.

 

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