A Kashmiri fighter being held in police custody was killed in a gunfight between Indian government forces and another fighter in occupied Kashmir’s main city, Indian police said on Tuesday.
The commander, Nadeem Abrar, was arrested on Monday in Srinagar and was under interrogation, police said in a statement. Inspector General Vijay Kumar called his arrest a “big success” against Kashmiri fighters.
Police said Abrar, during a sustained interrogation, identified a house where he had concealed his automatic rifle.
A police raiding party took Abrar to the house, where they were hit by gunfire from a fighter, who was hiding inside, the statement alleged.
It said Abrar and three Indian soldiers were hit by the shots, which sparked a gun battle that ended early on Tuesday.—AP