Valley’s ace footballer turned militant among two killed in Baramulla encounter

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Srinagar, December 24: Two Jaish-e-Mohammad militants including an ace footballer were  killed in encounter with police and security forces on Thursday in Wanigam Pareen area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Both the slain militants have been identified them as Amir Siraj of Sopore and Abrar alias Langoo, a Pakistani national. While Amir was an ace footballer of Kashmir, the latter was stated to be a top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad.

Amir had been missing since June 24.

They were hiding in the house of one Me’raj-ud-Din Wani, sources said, adding that police asked them to surrender. However, both the militants resorted to indiscriminate firing leading to encounter. The slain militants were involved in various incidents of terror including attacks on police and security forces. Incriminating material including