Militants killed in Sopore encounter identified

The militants killed in an gunfight in Shankergund area of Sopore were identified as Nayeem Ahmad and Ashiq Hussain.

Two militants killed in a brief gunfight with government forces in Shankergund Brath area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday belonged to Laahkar-e-Toiba outfit, police said.

An official identified the slain militants as Nayeem Ahmad of Brath Kalan Sopore and Ashiq Hussain of Andergam Pattan.

He said three AK-47 rifles were recovered from the site of the gunfight.

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