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‘Hybrid’ militant killed in J&K’s Baramulla

Special Correspondent Srinagar 28 October 2021 09:22 IST
Updated: 28 October 2021 19:45 IST

He was on mission to target trader, say police

The J&K police on Thursday said it killed a ‘hybrid’ militant in a gunfight when he was on his way to kill a shopkeeper in north Kashmir’s Baramulla.

“During the intervening night of October 27-28, terrorists fired upon an Area Domination Patrol party (ADP) of the Police and the Army's 46 Rashtriya Rifles in Cherdari area of Baramulla. The alert joint party retaliated effectively and in brief shootout, one terrorist got killed,” a police spokesman said.

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The police identified the slain militant as Javed Ahmad Wani, a resident of Kulgam. “As per the police records, the killed terrorist was a part of group involved in killing of two non-locals in Wanpoh area of Kulgam along with the terrorist Gulzar who was neutralised on 20 October 2021,” the police said.

Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including one pistol, one loaded magazine and one Pakistan branded grenade was recovered from the slain terrorist’s possession, the police added.

On the basis of preliminary investigation, the killed terrorist was “a ‘hybrid type’ and was on a mission to target one shopkeeper in Baramulla,” Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said.

The term ‘hybrid militant’ is used by the J&K police for those youths who are not listed militants and mix with the local population after carrying out an attack.

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