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J&K: Four, including a militant, dead in firing in Shopian district

A firing incident took place near an Army camp in the Pahnoo area of Shopian this evening, a police official said.

By: Express Web Desk | Srinagar |
Updated: March 4, 2018 10:48:42 pm
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A militant was among the four people who were killed in a firing incident in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday night, police said. The incident took place around 8 pm when ultras fired on a security forces mobile vehicle check post near Pohan area, says PTI.

A joint mobile vehicle check post (MVCP) near Pohan in Shopian signaled a car to stop but it did not and some militants opened fire. In retaliatory firing by the Army, a militant was killed and a weapon was found near his body, the agency quoted a police official as saying.

After police arrived at the scene, a car was found at some distance in which three youths were found dead, the official said, adding it is being ascertained whether they were related to the deceased militant or not.

The militant killed in the firing has been identified as Shahid Ahmad Dar. However, a senior army official said the other three were over-ground workers and accomplices of the deceased militant.

Meanwhile, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the district after the incident and police officials were also carrying out legal formalities.

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