The Lead

Shopian encounter: Civilian killed, two militants killed says IGP Kashmir

FILE PICTURE

Says civilian was killed in militant firing*

SRINAGAR: Two militants and a civilian were killed in Amshipora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, Inspector General Of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar said.

“Based on a specific input of police about the presence of (militants) in village Amshipora, Shopian, a joint operation was launch during the late night of 24/25-02-2022,” IGP said in a statement, adding, “After a cluster of houses were taken into cordon, following the drill civilians were evacuated to safety. Thereafter, house to house searches were started in the wee hours to locate the hiding militants”.

During the searches, he said the militants came out and “resorted to indiscriminate firing”. “In the indiscriminate firing of the militants one civilian namely Shakeel Ahmed Khan son of Abdul Rahim Khan
resident of Amshipora got seriously wounded. The injured civilian while being evacuated for medical help succumbed to the injuries”.

The fire by the militants, he said, was retaliated effectively in which both militants were neutralised.

He identified the militants as Muzamil Ahmad Mir son of Ab Hameed Mir resident of Chatripora, Shopian and Shariq Ayoob son of Mohd Ayoob Wagay resident of Bonpora, Amshipora, Shopian.

” Militant Muzamil was involved in several militant crimes. Both the slain militants belonged to outfit LeT. Incriminating materials including Arms ( one AK 56 rifle and one pistol) and Ammunitions were also recovered, he said.(GNS)

 

The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies