A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Sangam area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday morning, police said.
During the gunfight at Gund Baba Khaleel area of Sangam Anantnag, one local militant was arrested in injured condition, KNO reported.
Police said the militant has been identified as Zaheer Abbas Lone, a resident of Pulwama.
“Encounter started between terrorists & police/security forces at Gund Baba Khaleel Anantnag today early morning. One local HM [Hizb-ul-Mujahideen] terrorist Zaheer Abbas Lone, R/o Pulwama, arrested in injured condition and shifted to hospital,” police said in a tweet.
Independent reports suggest the militant was identified as Zubair Ahmad Lone, 37, son of Abdul Gani Lone, a resident of Inder Pulwama.
They further revealed that he was shifted to SMHS hospital in Srinagar from District Hospital Anantnag by Police Post Sangam and family members. He condition is said to be critical with a bullet injury in lower back.
This is a developing story and may be updated.