A 19-year-old, who had joined militant ranks only nine days back, was killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Chitragam Mulu area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday.
A local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) reported that a joint team of the police, Army’s 44 Rashtriya Rifles and Central Reserve Police Force launched a cordon-and-search-operation after specific inputs about the presence of the militants.
As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off a gunfight in which one militant was killed, while two others escaped, reported GNS.
The killed militant was identified by the unnamed official sources as Talib Hussain Mir, son of Nissar Ahmad Mir, a resident of Malikpora Shopian, who according to them had joined Hizb-ul-Mujahideen ranks on August 10 this year.
However till filing of this report, official confirmation was awaited as also recovery of arms and ammunition from the site of gunfight. (GNS)