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Suspected militant slain in Baramulla shootout, police claim he was on mission to kill a shopkeeper

An alleged militant was slain in a brief shootout in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said.

A police spokesperson said militants fired upon an area domination patrol of the Army and police at Cherdari in Baramulla district.

The forces retaliated, resulting in the death of one ultra, the spokesperson said, adding that a pistol, magazine, and one hand grenade were found on his body.

Kashmir zone Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said the slain militant was a “hybrid-type” and identified as Javed Ahmed Wani of Kulgam district.

“He (Wani) had assisted a militant Gulzar (who was killed on October 20) in killing two laborers from Bihar at Wanpoh earlier this month,” the IGP said.

Kumar claimed that Wani was on a mission to target a shopkeeper in Baramulla.

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