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Charred body of militant found in south Kashmir

Police said the militant died while trying to assemble explosives to trigger a blast in Tral.

india Updated: Dec 16, 2017 11:17 IST
Toufiq Rashid
Police recovered a charred body of a purported militant from  South Kashmir’s Tral area.
Police recovered a charred body of a purported militant from South Kashmir’s Tral area. (Shutterstock photo for representational purpose)

A charred body of a purported militant was found in South Kashmir’s Tral area, ground zero of militancy in the trouble-torn state.

A police spokesman said they recovered the body after locals noticed it and informed them.

He said the militant died while trying to assemble explosives to trigger a blast in Tral. His identity was being ascertained.

A letter written in Urdu which was found on the body identified the deceased as a Pakistani militant who was killed while assembling an improvised explosive device (IED).

The letter claims the deceased is not an informer or any civilian but a militant of Jaish-e-Mohammad who lost his life while assembling an IED at a hideout in Tral.

It Identifies him as Umar Bhai of Pakistan. The letter further appeals to people to lay him to rest as soon as possible.

Director general of police S P Vaid also confirmed the incident in a tweet.

Tral is the home turf of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, whose killing in an encounter last year sparked violent protests across the state.

Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, another top commander of the Hizbul, who was gunned down early this year too was from this area.