1 militant, 3 others killed in firing incident in J-K’s Shopian

Four people, including a militant, were killed in south Kashmir’s Shopian district after ultras fired on a security forces mobile vehicle check post, a police official said.

The official said a joint mobile vehicle check post (MVCP) near Pohan in Shopian signalled a car to stop, but it did not.

The Army men were fired upon and they retaliated, in which a militant was killed, the official said. He said a weapon and a pouch was found near the militant’s body.

The official said that when police were called, they found a car some distance away in which three youths were found dead.

He said it was being ascertained whether the three youths were associates of the militant or not.

However, Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said the three were over-ground workers and accomplices of the slain militant.

All the three were locals and residents of Trenz, Pinjoora and Imamsahib areas of Shopian.

The militant killed in the exchange of fire has been identified as Shahid Ahmad Dar, a resident of Jamnagri, Shopian, Kalia said.

Police reached the spot and was carrying out legal formalities, he said. PTI