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Kreeri gunfight: both slain militants identified
jkupdate.com | 26-Oct-2018 11:02 AM
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  • Both of the two militants killed in a gunfight in Athoora Kreeri yesterday has been identified.




BARAMULLA: Both of the two militants killed in a gunfight in Athoora Kreeri yesterday has been identified.

Two militants were killed during a day-long gunfight with the forces in Athoora Kreeri in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Thursday.

The identity of the slain duo couldn't be established till late last night. However, the family members of one of the slain militants were called for the identification, who identified one as their kin, Aqeel Rashid Sofi (17) of Khanpora.

Sofi had joined the militant organisation LeT on September 5 this year and was a close associate of LeT commander Suhaib Akhoon who too happens to be a resident of Khanpora.

Second militant killed in Kreeri encounter is Minhaj Mohi-ud-din Mir S/o Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Mir R/o Brathkalan,Sopore,Baramulla.

Meanwhile, forces have been deployed in strength where protests erupted soon after the news of Sofi's killing spread in the area.

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