Two militants killed in Kulgam encounter identified


SRINAGAR, JANUARY 10: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have identified two militants killed in encounter at Hasanpora Tabela area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday night as Imad Muzffar Wani and Abdul Rashid Thokar.

Two pistols were seized from the slain militants after the encounter ended around 2 am.

Abdul Rashid Thoker (20) son of Mohammad Ashraf Thoker was a local resident of Hasanpora Tabela and was active since December 5 last year, a police officer said.

Imad Muzffar Wani (21) son of Muzaffar Wani was resident of Arigam and had also joined militant ranks last year and went missing from last month also. 

Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar in a tweet identified only Imad Wani and said that he was a “categorized” militant of Al- Badr. “He was involved in attack on police personnel Mushtaq Waggay in Pulwama on 19 December 2021, in which he got seriously injured,” he said.