Kulgam Encounter: Slain JeM militant identified, was active since 2018, 01 AK Rifle, pistol, 02 grenades recovered: Police

Srinagar, January 13 Police on Thrusday identified slain militant as Babar Bhai of JeM, who as per police was active since 2018 in Shopian- Kulgam belt.

Kashmir Police Zone on its official Twitter handle wrote, “Killed JeM militant identified as Babar bhai of Pakistan, active since 2018 in the areas of Shopian-Kulgam. One AK rifle, one pistol and two grenades recovered,”.

Yesterday in intial exchange of fire, JeM militant, cop Rohit Chib were killed and three armymen and two civilians were also injured.

A joint team of Police, army and CRPF had on Wednesday evening launched cordon and search operation in the area.

As the joint team of Police approached towards suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces triggering off a gunfight.(GNS)