3 Al-Badr militants killed in Shopian gunfight: IGP Kashmir

“SPO killed, constable injured in Budgam gunfight, 2 militants fled from Budgam gunfight site”

Srinagar/ Feb, 19 : Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range Vijay Kumar here on Friday said that while three local militants of Al-Badr outfit were killed in Shopian district of South Kashmir, two militants in central Kashmir’s Budgam district managed to flee from a gunfight site, whose blood trail was followed after which a cordon was launched in another village of the district.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of wreath laying ceremony of SPO Altaf Ahmed, who sustained bullet injury in Budgam gunfight and later succumbed to injuries, the IGP Kashmir said “Thursday in the late night hours a cordon was laid in Imam Sahab area of Shopian district and Friday morning, three militants of Al-Badr were killed in the operation. All three are locals. Two Ak-47 riffles and one pistol have been recovered from their possession,” he said.

About the Budgamgunfight, the IGP said that a cordon was laid in a village in Beerwah area of Budgam in the mid-night and in the initial exchange of firing, SPO Altaf Ahmed and constable Manzoor Ahmed sustained injuries. “Altaf succumbed to injuries later. There were reports of presence of a militant Yusuf Kandroo and another foreign militant. It seems that two militants sustained injuries in the first exchange given the blood trial that was seen up to two Kms from the site of encounter. We have cordoned the village where blood trail ended and searches are on,” he said

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