2 militants killed in brief encounter in Sopore

Sopore: Two militants have been  killed in a brief encounter between militants and government forces in North Kashmir’s Sopore town on Saturday.

Reports said that Baramulla police and army intercepted a vehicle on By-pass near Amargarh in Sopore.

After a brief exchange of fire, two militants were killed, reports said.

Police sources said that some arms and ammunition has also been recovered from the two militants.

According to officials, top Hizb commander Parvaiz Ahmad from Galoora Handwara was killed.Other slain militant has been identfied as Umar Ghazi.

SP operation Baramulla Shafqat Hussain and a SI Mohammad Murtaza were injured in the action, said Police.

Meanwhile militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen paid rich tributes to the slain militants

Operational Spokesperson Hizbul Mujhadeen Burhanuddin told Kashmir based news agency CNS that two of its commanders attained martyrdom in North Kashmir. He identified the duo as Azaharuddin alias Ghazi Umar and Sajad Ahmed alias Babar. “Both were local militants who had been affiliated with the outfit for quite some time. Azaharuddin alias Ghazi Umar was a lecturer by profession who had abdicated the government service and had joined Hizbul Mujhadeen,” the spokesperson said and claimed that many Indian troopers were seriously wounded in the encounter.

Describing the death of these two militants as a big loss for the outfit, Burhanuddin said that Hizb Deputy Chief Commander Saifullah Khalid and Field Operational Commander Mehmood Ghaznavi paid rich tributes to the them and reiterated that struggle against India will continue till it is not taken to its logical conclusion. (CNS)


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