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Police claims killing militant in south Kashmir shootout

Saturday, September 8, 2018

A militant was killed while a policeman was injured in an exchange of fire after militants attacked a police post in Achabal area of Islamabad district of  south Kashmir, police said Saturday.

Militants attacked the Police picket at Achabal  in Islamabad late Friday night, a Police spokesman said.

He said the attack was successfully repulsed by the cops on duty at the picket.

In retaliatory action, one militant was killed, the spokesman said.

He said weapon of the militant was also recovered from the site of the attack.

The slain militant has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Bhat s/o Abdul Ahad Bhat a resident of Tantraypora Yaripora of the neighbouring Kulgam district, the spokesman said.

Bilal had joined the militant ranks three months ago. His involvement was also established in a weapon snatching case earlier. He was involved in carrying out militant attacks on the government forces in the area, he said.

In the incident, the spokesman said, a policeman also sustained injuries and was evacuated to nearby hospital for medical attention where his condition is stated to be stable.

Meanwhile in the wake of killing of a local militant, internet service has been suspended in Islamabad and Kulgam districts.

The train services has also been suspended from Srinagar to Banihal.