Sopore gunfight: Killed militants belonged to TRF, says police

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The Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday said the three militants killed in gunfight in Peth Seer North Kashmir’s Sopore belonged to the The Resistance Front (TRF) outfit

In a statement, the police said three militants were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of gunfight.

They have been identified as Faisal Fayaz son of Fayaz Ah Thokar resident of Kapren Shopian, Gh Mustafa Sheikh son of Abdul Ahad Sheikh resident of Tekipura Kupwara and Rameez Ah Ghanie son of Ab Majeed Ghanie resident of Zipor Dharamati, Shopian, affiliated with militant outfit LeT (TRF), they said.

As per police records, the killed militants were part of groups involved in several ‘terror crime cases including attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities.’

Police said that during the intervening night of 23/24 August, based on specific input generated by Police regarding presence of militants in Pethseer area of Sopore, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Sopore Police, Army(52RR ) and CRPF in the said area.

Police also said that incriminating materials, arms ( one AK 47 rifle & two pistols) and ammunition including were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes.

In this connection, Police has registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated, they said.

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