Another militant killed in Kulgam gunfight

Srinagar: Another militant was killed in an overnight encounter in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, taking the toll of ultras killed in the operation to two, local police confirmed.
The gunfight had erupted at Chawalgam village in Kulgam on Thursday evening when a joint team of police, 18 battalion of CRPF and Army’s 9 Rashtriya Rifles launched a cordon and search operation in the area following an input regarding presence of terrorists.
They said in the initial gunfight one ultra was killed. “#KulgamEncounterUpdate: 01 more unidentified #terrorist killed (Total 02). #Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition recovered. Search going on. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice,” a police tweet said.
Police later identified one of the slain as District Commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Shiraz Molvi who was active since 2016.
“Killed Militants identified as District commander of HM Shiraz Molvi & Yawar Bhat. Shiraz was active since 2016 & was involved in #recruiting innocent youth into terror ranks & several civilian killings, A big success for us,” a police Tweet said while quoting the Inspector General of Police.
Meanwhile, the militant killed in an encounter in Srinagar’s Bemina locality on Thursday evening has been identified by police as a member of Mujahideen Gazwatul Hind who was assigned to carry a Fidayeen attack.
“Terrorist killed in #Srinagar #Encounter identified as Aamir Riyaz of Khrew #Pulwama affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Mujahideen Gazwatul Hind. He was relative of one of the accused of #LethporaTerrorAttack and was assigned to carry out fidayeen attack, ” a police tweet said while quoting the Inspector General of Police.