Sopore encounter; Police identify one slain militant

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Srinagar: One of the killed militants in north Kashmir’s Tujjar Sopore encounter has been identified as Abdul Majeed Mir @ Sameer S/O Bashir Ahmad Mir R/O Tujar-Sharief Bomai Sopore while the identity of another slain militant was still being ascertained, a police statement said on Tuesday.

“The slain militants were active in the area and were involved in various cases of civilian killings and attacks on security establishments, “ Police said.

“They were also found involved in Case FIR No 02/2018 of PS Bomai which pertains to the killing of Arif Maqbool Sofi R/O Wahipora Handwara, FIR No 37/2018 PS Bomai which pertains to the killing of Mohammad Ashraf Mir R/O Harwan and FIR No 72/2018 of PS Bomai which pertains to the recent killing of Mushtaq Ahmad Mir S/O Ghulam Rasool Mir R/O Harwan Sopore,” police added.