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Militant behind Bijbehara shootout last week killed in Srinagar encounter

Forces killed one militant in the encounter. He was identified as Zahid Daas of the ISJK outfit. He was was behind the Bijbehara shootout in Anantnag last week, in which a CRPF constable and six-year-old boy were killed.

By: Express News Service | Srinagar | Updated: July 3, 2020 9:18:32 am
srinagar encounter, srinagar news, CRPF head constable killed, J&K encounter, indian express CRPF personnel killed a militant during the encounter. (Express Photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) head constable was killed in an encounter that broke out with militants in Malabagh area of Srinagar on Thursday night. The constable was identified as 38-year-old Kuldeep Urwan.

Forces killed one militant in the encounter. He was identified as Zahid Daas of the ISJK outfit. He was was behind the Bijbehara shootout in Anantnag last week, in which a CRPF constable and six-year-old boy were killed. Daas’ body was recovered with an AK rifle.

A CRPF spokesperson said this morning, “01 terrorist neutralised and body recovered along with one AK rifle. Head constable Kuldeep Urwan (38 years) of CRPF got injured, evacuated to Army’s 92 Base hospital for further treatment and later succumbed and attained martyrdom.”

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