Police claims it killed newly recruited militant in South Kashmir
Kashmir News Trust Web Desk
PULWAMA: A newly-recruited militant was killed in a brief shootout with the government forces at a village in south Kashmir's Pulwama district late Wednesday night.
A police official said that army men of 50 RR and SOG personnel had set up a Nakka at Dougam Kakapora.
He said that a few militants moving through the area were intercepted by the forces around 11:50 pm.
Pulwama update. Recently active terrorist of TuM outfit and wanted in Pattan grenade incident Showqat was killed at Pulwama. Arms and ammunition recovered. @JmuKmrPolice
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) October 18, 2018
The militants opened fire on the forces, and in the retaliatory action one of the militants got killed, said the official.
He identified the slain militant as Showkat Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Padgampora, Awantipora.
Bhat had joined militancy on October 2 and was associated with Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen, he said.
Meanwhile, police in a tweet said that the slain was wanted in yesterday's grenade attack in Pattan area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district that left three cops, including an officer, wounded.