Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday identified one of the three militants killed in Sopore gunfight as Usman and said that he was among the militants who carried out an attack in Model town area of the north Kashmir in which a paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force trooper and a civilian were killed.
“Pakistani LeT [militant] Usman killed in encounter. He was involved in recent attack at Sopore in which one CRPF jawan and one civilian were killed. Big success for Police & SFs,” said Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar.
Earlier, a joint team of the army’s 22 Rashtriya Rifle, Special Operation Group Sopore and 179 BN of Central Reserve Police Force, 177 BN, 92 BTN, Baramulla Quick Reaction Team, and the police cordoned off Reban village. (With inputs from agencies.)