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Telengana police identifies third militant killed in Kashmir encounter

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

has identified the third militant, killed along with and this week in south Kashmir, as a resident of Bhadradri-district of who followed ISIS' ideology and had fled to the Valley last year to join militancy.

Three militants, including Fazli and Owais, both of whom left their third year course to join militancy, were killed in the encounter on the intervening night of March 11 and 12, a development seen as a blow to the attempts by to gain ground in the Valley.

After a request for identification sent by police, the came out with a small press note in which it claimed that the person was identified as 26-year-old MD Toufeeq hailing from Bhadradri-district of

"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 in Hakura area of district along with two other Kashmiri militants," the statement said.

Toufeeq was radicalised into the Islamic State ideology through and went to to participate in terrorist activities of the ISIS, according to the release.

It clarified that he was not wanted in any of the criminal cases in However, further details were being verified, it added.

of Police (Anantnag) had written a letter to citing reports in about the third militant hailing from that state.

While asking them to share the details, the police had given the name of alias 'Hind'.

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First Published: Thu, March 15 2018. 00:40 IST