Srinagar: One militant was killed in a brief shootout in Baramulla district on Thursday, police said.
A police spokesperson said militants fired upon an area domination patrol of the Army and police at Cherdari in Baramulla district.
The security forces retaliated, resulting in the death of one ultra, the spokesperson said, adding that a pistol, magazine and one hand grenade were found on his body.
Kashmir zone Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said the slain militant was a “hybrid type” and identified as Javed Ah Wani of Kulgam district.
“He (Wani) had assisted terrorist Gulzar (who was killed on October 20) in killing two labourers from Bihar at Wanpoh earlier this month,” the IGP said.
Kumar claimed that Wani was on a mission to target a shopkeeper in Baramulla.