Srinagar: A militant was killed in a gunfight with government forces on Tuesday morning in Hajin area of Bandipora district. A soldier sustained minor injuries in the encounter.
Tens of soldiers, paramilitary forces and policemen laid siege around a house in Parray Mohalla. At around 6am, fire broke out in the house because, locals believe, the forces sprinkled some incendiary substance towards it. That is when the militant tried to jump off a window and was shot dead.
Officials said an AK-47 rifle, 4 magazines, 70 rounds of ammunition, 3 grenades and a wireless set were recovered from the house.
Tens of hundreds of people assembled near Masjid-e-Wahab Khos Mohallah in Hajin and offered funeral prayers in absentia for the slain militant.
They were shouting ‘we want freedom’, mujahido kadam badao, hum tumharey saat hai (March on mujahideen, we are with you).
The town observed a complete strike against the killing of the militant.