Former militant who locked himself in SOG camp in Tral killed

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Srinagar: A former militant, who had snatched weapon from police personnel during questioning and locked himself in a room inside SOG camp in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, has been killed in a gunfight, officials said on Thrusday.

Identifying him as Mohammad Amin, a former militant who was released in 2003, sources said that he had snatched weapon from a policemen during questioning in the camp on Wednesday. In the intial fire by him, police said, a cop was injured. Later he locked himself in the room inside the camp. 

He fired few rounds from inside even as various attempts were made to make him surrender. Even his family was brought to the spot but to no avail, the police said.

Instead he continued to fire from inside the room. This morning the fire was retaliated, leading to his killing, a senior police officer said. Various opportunities were given to him but he defied them, he added.

His brother was also a militant who was killed in 2019.