Local militant killed in Shopian encounter: Police

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Srinagar, October 02: A militant was killed in Baskuchan village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.

Baskuchan is the same village where as per reports the same slain militant had escaped after a fire-fight with joint forces on 6 September last month.

The militant killed in today’s encounter has been identified as Naseer Ahmed Bhat, a resident of Nowpora Baskuchan hamlet of Shopian.

ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar informed that the slain militant was involved in several militancy-related incidents and had recently escaped from an encounter.

He said that incriminating material, arms, and ammunition including an AK-47 rifle were recovered from the encounter site.

This was the first encounter of this month. Last month 14 militants were killed in 10 encounters across Kashmir Valley. knt

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