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Militant killed in Handwara gunfight identified

Police on Thursday identified slain militant killed in a gunfight at Yaroo area of Langate in Handwara as Danish Ahmad Dar resident of Sopore.

A police spokesperson in a statement said that according to police records, the slain militant was affiliated with proscribed outfit JeM and was wanted by the law for his complicity in a series of terror crimes including an attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities.

“Several terror crime cases were registered against him for his involvement in terror crime offences,” said the spokesman.

“Incriminating materials including rifle and grenades were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in the case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror cases,” he said.

“Citizens are once again requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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