Army Men, 3 Militants Killed In Shopian Encounter

13 August, 2017, 21:13 | Author: Becky Perry
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A police official said that three dead bodies of the slain militants were recovered and were identified as Umar Majid Sheikh, resident of Kathpora Yaripora; Irfan ul Sheikh, resident of Malldaira Shopian and Adil Malik, resident of Malikgund Shopian.

Director General of Police SP Vaid said, Security forces launched a cordon and search operation following information about presence of terrorists in Avneera village of Zainapora area yesterday.

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) - At least two Indian army troopers were killed and three others wounded in an ongoing fierce gunfight with militants in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Sunday. All three terrorists holed up were killed.

Itoo, often called a "vintage terrorist" as he joined Hizbul Mujahideen in 1996, had surrendered in 2007 and later released on parole in 2014. The fire was returned and in the initial gun battle, five soldiers, including an officer, were injured. The security forces were involved in a search and cordon off operation which had the militants trapped.

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After an Indian soldier was martyred by the Pakistan Army in Jammu and Kashmir's Krishna Ghati, the defence expert on Sunday condemned the attack, stating that losing soldiers is a big loss to the country.

The troops blasted a mosque and four residential houses during the operation that began late last night in Awneera area. Over a dozen civilians were injured as the security forces fired live ammunition to quell the stone-pelting mobs.

Ahmed, a resident of the village of Awneera, said: "Today when the encounter ended, clashes [between police and protesters] started and many people suffered bullet and pellet injuries".

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