Srinagar,Feb 10 CNS:Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday said that the five militants shot dead by the government forces in a gunfight in Kellam area of Kulgam district were involved in several grenade attacks.
“This group of militants was involved in various grenade attack incidents across Anantnag and Kulgam districts for which cases stand registered in concerned Police Stations,” said a police spokesman.
He identified the slain militants as Waseem Ahmad Rather son of Bashir Ahmad Rather resident of Ashmuji Kulgam, Aqib Nazir Mir son of Nazir Ahmad resident of Zangulpora Devsar, Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat son of Bashir Ahmad resident of Mukdam Mohalla Qaimoh, Idrees Ahmad Bhat son of Ramzan Bhat resident of Arwani and Zahid Ahmad Parray son of Abdul Hamid resident of Gopalpora D.H Pora.
As per police records, it was a combined group of proscribed outfits HM and LeT and their exact affiliations are being ascertained, he said.
“Waseem, Aqib and Parvaiz were involved in the killings of a civilian Mohd Iqbal Kawaq resident of Kilam and local army personnel Mukhtar Ahmad son of Gh Hassan Malik resident of Shurat, for which cases stand registered in concerned Police Stations,” he said.
Incriminating material such as arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the gunfight.
“Bodies of the slain militants were handed over to their families after completion of medico-legal formalities.”