A militant and a Central Reserve Police Force man were killed in an gunfight with govt forces in Srinagar on Friday, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said. The militant, identified as Zahid Dass, is allegedly behind the killing of a six-year-old boy and a CRPF man during a gunfight in Anantnag on June 26.
Dass, a member of the Jammu Kashmir Islamic State, was killed after joint forces launched a joint operation on Thursday night in Malbagh area of Srinagar.
The police claimed that Dass had managed to escape on Tuesday after forces had cornered him in Bijbehara town of Anantnag. However, two other suspected militants were killed in the gunfight.
On June 26, the police had released Dass’ photo and said that they had filed a first information report against him after the Bijbehara gunfight.
The CRPF man and the minor were killed on June 26 after suspected militants fired at a CRPF party in Bijbehara.