Militant Killings : Sopore & Palhallan Hamlets Observe Shutdown

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SRINAGAR: Panic gripped in Pattan town of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday when a pistol borne masked youth in a bid to enforce shutdown in the town allegedly fired a bullet in the air.

Witnesses told CNS that life was normal in the town while transport was plying smoothly on the roads and all the shops and business establishments were opened when a masked youth carrying a pistol appeared in the market and fired a shot in air.

The bullet sound rocked the town forcing shopkeepers to down their shutters while vehicles disappeared from the road. Pertinently, different hamlets of Pattan town including Palhalan, Goshbugh, Usuan, Chandergeer, Chandarhama were observing shutdown against the death of a local militant while life in the main town was normal. The incident forced business community to suspend their business for the day.

Station House Officer Pattan Javaid Ahmed while downplaying the incident said that few youths set fire crackers in the town to scare the traders. “No pistol borne youth emerged in town as we had deployed the cops in strength,” he said.

Meanwhile, another North Kashmir town Sopore and its adjacent areas also observed complete shutdown to mourn the death of the local militant Altaf Ahmed who along with his associate Imtiyaz Ahmed was killed in an encounter with forces on Friday afternoon.

Hizb pays tribute to slain militants

Srinagar: Militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen has paid rich tribute to the militants killed during anti-militancy operations launched by government forces in Sopore and Tangdhar sector. Four unidentified militants were killed in Tangdhar operation while two local militants Imtiyaz Ahmed Lone and Altaf Ahmed died during a gunfight at Bomai Sopore.

Paying rich tribute to these six slain militants, Hizb chief Syed Slahuddin said that precious sacrifices will not go waste. He said the sacred blood of martyrs will show its color one day. “These militants preferred death over surrender. Altaf and Imtiyaz were associated with Hizb from past two years who participated in many anti-India operations,” he said.

As per statement issued to CNS, the outfit chief while expressing  grief and sorrow over the death of Srinagar youth Shiekh Tanvir Sultan said that government of India has given a license to troopers to kill innocent people. “Under the garb of draconian laws India is hell bent and greatly interested in genocide of Kashmiri people,” he said and reiterated that struggle will continue till it is taken to logical conclusion. (CNS)

JKLF delegation visits Sopore, Pattan

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has paid rich tributes to slain militants Altaf Ahmad Mir and Imtiyaz Ahmad.

A JKLF delegation led by senior leader Zahoor Ahmad Butt and comprising of zonal deputy general secretary Farooq Ahmad Dar, district president Baramullah Abdul Rashid Magloo, Abdul Qayoom and others today visited Goshabugh Wusan and Brat Sopore and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.

Speaking on the occasion senior JKLF leader Zahoor Ahmad Butt said that these martyrs are our real heroes because they are laying down their lives for the betterment of our tomorrow.

He said that nation is indebted to these great martyrs and today when they pay homage to these martyrs we pledge to take forwards their sacred mission. (PTK)

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