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J-K: Terrorist killed in Sopore encounter identified

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The terrorist who was killed in an encounter in Sopore area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Saturday has been identified as a resident of Awantipora, police said.

"The terrorist killed in Hathlangoo area of Sopore has been identified as Waseem Ahmad Naikoo of Barsoo, Awantipora," police said in a statement.

According to police records, Naikoo had joined Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in February.

"He had joined proscribed terror outfit JeM after he went missing from his home in February 2019," police said.

A case has been registered and the matter is being investigated.

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First Published: Sun, May 19 2019. 00:34 IST