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Srinagar shootout: TRF Commander Haider from Pak killed, others two militants being tracked via CCTVs says IGP Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: A Pakistani militant who was active for the last six months was killed in a brief shootout with security forces in the Hazratbal area of Srinagar, police said.

“A police party was tracking him and his aim was to carry the attack on the police guard at the shrine and snatch his rifle,” Inspector general of Police Vijay Kumar told reporters at the scene, minutes after he tweeted about the incident.

“Soon after seeing the police party he fired with a pistol and the fire was retaliated, leading to the killing of the militant,” the top police officer said, adding, “He was a Pakistani and was active for the last six months. His video had also gone viral recently,” he said. He said two more militants fled from the scene and “we are tracking them using CCTVs etc.”

He said the intelligence network is very strong in Srinagar.

To a question by a journalist that how police see the attack near Hazratbal given the faith of the people from all religions with the place, he said, “The aim, as the incident in Pulwama mosque today and at this shrine, was to hurt the religious sentiments and create law and order problem.” He said that pistol has been recovered from the site at Hazratbal.

Meanwhile, the IGP told that the killed militant has been identified as Haider and he was a TRF commander. (GNS)

 

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