Srinagar : A militant killed in an overnight gunfight with joint team of police and CRPF at Wagoora area of Nowgam in Central Kashmir’s Srinagar has been identified as Uzair Ashraf Dar, officials said on Wednesday.
They said Uzair, a resident of Wandina Melhoora Wachi Zainapora, was active since January 02, 2021.
Another source said the slain militant is Wasim Qadir Mir of Dangerpora belonging to terror outfit Kashmir tigers, going by alias code name Osama bhai.
One pistol along with a magazine and six rounds besides two grenades have been recovered from him, the officials told
The encounter had ensued after a team of police and CRPF was fired upon during a cordon-and-search operation launched in the area amid specific information about the presence of the militants, they said.