4 newly recruited militants killed in 2 separate gunfights in Kashmir, say police

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Four newly recruited militants affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were killed in two separate gunfights in last few hours in Awantipora and Soura Srinagar.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar said that two newly recruited militants namely Shahid Mushtaq Bhat resident of Hafroo Chadoora Budgam and Farhan Habib resident of Hakripora Pulwama were killed in Awantipora gunfight.

He said that the slain militants were involved in killing of TV artist Amreen Bhat and the attack was carried out on the instructions of LeT commander Lateef.

“Both killed newly joined local militants identified as Shahid Mushtaq Bhat R/O Hafroo Chadoora #Budgam & Farhan Habib R/O Hakripora #Pulwama. They had #killed TV artist on the instruction of LeT Cmdr Lateef. 01 AK 56 rifle, 4 magazines and a pistol recovered,” Kashmir Police zone tweeted while quoting IGP Kashmir.

Meanwhile, in seperate gunfight, two newly recruited militants from Shopian were killed in a gunfight at Soura area of Srinagar.

A senior police officer told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that two newly recruited militants affiliated with LeT identified as Shakir Ahmad Waza and Afreen Aftab Malik were killed in a gunfight in Soura Srinagar on Friday morning.

“The two killed militants of LeT have been identified as Shakir Ahmed Waza & Afreen Aftab Malik, both residents of Trenz #Shopian & ‘C’ categorised. #Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition recovered. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.

IGP Kashmir said that ten militants including three from JeM and seven from LeT have been killed in last three days in Kashmir valley.

He added that “heinous murder case” of Amreen Bhat has been solved in 24 hours.

“10 militants including 3 from JeM & 7 from LeT #terror outfits killed in 3 days in #Kashmir valley. Heinous #murder case of late Ambreen bhat solved in 24 hours.” Kashmir Police zone tweeted while quoting IGP Kashmir—(KNO)

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