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Militant from Srinagar slain in Pulwama encounter, police claim he was involved in target killings

A militant who was allegedly involved in the recent target killings in Srinagar was slain in an encounter with armed forces in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.

Armed forces received information about the presence of militants in the Wahibug area of Pulwama, following which a cordon and search operation there, they said.

Police said the search operation turned into an encounter in which one militant was killed.

“One militant of #Srinagar City involved in the recent civilian killing, slain in #Pulwama #encounter,” IGP, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar tweeted.

The slain ultra was identified as Shahid Bashir Sheikh, a resident of Srinagar, police said.

They said one AK-47 rifle, along with ammunition, was recovered from the site of the encounter.

“He (Sheikh) was involved in the killing of a civilian, Mohammad Shafi Dar — an employee of Power Development Department, on 2/10/21. An AK-47 rifle was used in that killing,” police said.

Meanwhile, another encounter broke out between militants and forces in the Bemina area of Srinagar on Friday evening, a police spokesman.

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