Second militant killed in Kreeri gunfight identified by Sopore family

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Sopore: Another militant killed in Kreeri encounter was identified by a family from a village here on Friday while efforts were on to ascertain the identity of the two militants killed in Behrampora village of this north Kashmir Township, a senior police official told Kashmir Reader.

The second militant killed in Thursday’s Kreeri encounter has been identified as Minaaz Majeed Mir by a family from Brath Kalan area here, the official said.

The family, he said identified the body at the police station Baramulla where it was kept since Thursday.

“The body will be handed over to the family after completion of legal formalities,” the officer said.

Meanwhile, the officer said that efforts were on to ascertain identity of the two militants killed in Behrampora village here this morning.

“Preliminary investigations indicate that both militants are foreigners and associated with Lashkar-e-Toiba. Two AK-47 rifles, one pistol and other arms were recovered from the encounter site,” the official added.