Srinagar: Police has identified two militants killed in overnight gunfight at Hasanpora Tabela area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district as Imad Muzffar Wani and Abdul Rashid Thokar, both aged below 21 years.
A police officer told GNS that the gunfight concluded at 0205 hours and two pistols were recovered the duo.
Abdul Rashid Thoker (20) son of Mohammad Ashraf Thoker was a local resident of Hasanpora Tabela and was active since December 5 last year, the police officer told GNS.
Imad Muzffar Wani (21) son of Muzaffar Wani was resident of Arigam and had also joined militant ranks last year and went missing from last month also.
Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar in a tweet identified only Imad Wani and said that he was a “categorized” militant of Al- Badr. “He was involved in attack on police personnel Mushtaq Waggay in Pulwama on 19 December 2021, in which he got seriously injured,” he said. The encounter had started late last evening.