A 26-year-old man hailing fromBhadradri-Kothagudem district of Telangana, who was allegedlyradicalised into the Islamic State ideology, was killed in an encounter with security forces inAnantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on March 12, police said.
"It is learnt that MD Toufeeq, a native of Manguru died in an encounter with security forces on the intervening night of March 11-12 inHakura area of Anantnag district along with two other Kashmiri militants," a release from Telangana police said tonight.
It clarified that he was not wanted in any of the criminal cases in Telangana. However, further details were being verified, it added.
A J&K police spokesman had earlier said during an anti-militancy operation launched during late night of March 11that continued till pre-dawn of the next day, three militants were killed by security forces.
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