J&K: Militant, three others killed in gunfight with security forces in Shopian

04 March 2018, 11:52 PM
J&K: Militant, three others killed in gunfight with security forces in Shopian (News Nation Photo)
J&K: Militant, three others killed in gunfight with security forces in Shopian (News Nation Photo)

Four people, including a militant, were killed on Sunday night in Pohan area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district after they opened fire at a Mobile Vehicle Check Post outside an Army camp.

The Army men were fired upon and they retaliated, in which a militant was killed, an Indian Army Spokesperson said.

"Militants attacked Mobile Vehicle Check Post (MVCP) of army’s 44 battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles at Pahnoo village at around 20:00 hours. In retaliatory operation, one militant identified as Shahid Ahmad Dar was killed," Army Spokesperson said.

The official said that when police were called, they found a car some distance away in which three youths were found dead.

Also, the three over ground workers/accomplices in the car who were accompanying the terrorist were found to be dead. Police have reached the spot and started legal formalities, Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said.

No Army soldier has been reported injured in the attack.

The militant who was killed was seen with Naved Jhatt in the recently released photo. This indicates that Naveed may have been part of the attack and after his escape from Srinagar central jail, he may be helping Hizb to organise attacks in South Kashmir.

First Published: Sunday, March 04, 2018 09:07 PM
For all the latest India News Download the News Nation App available on Android and iOS.