2 Militants Killed in Shopian Encounter, Another Surrenders

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Srinagar—Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were Sunday killed an encounter while another surrendered in Barbugh village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, Police said.

The encounter raged between the forces and militants after specific information about the presence of militants in Barbugh village.

Sources said that the forces cordoned off the area in the late evening hours of Saturday.

“The militants holed in the village fired some gunshots, resulting in an encounter,” they said.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Shopian, Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar told KNS that two militants were killed in Barbugh encounter while another surrendered during the gunfight.

He identified the surrendered militant as Adil Hussein Dar, son of Nazir Ahmad Dar, a resident of village Chatarpura of Shopian.

SP Shopian identified the two slain LeT militants as Tariq Ahmad Bhat, son of Mohammad Ibrahim of Barabug, Shopian and Altaf Ahmad Rather son of Mohammad Maqbool of Awneera village of Zainapora area of Shopian.

When asked about the injured girl who sustained injuries on late Saturday evening, the senior police official said that the condition of the injured girl is stable.

Meanwhile, the police spokesman in a statement said that Arms and ammunition was recovered from the encounter site.

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Both the killed militants were involved in attack on SPO Khurshed Ahmad Ganaie at Bazar Imam Shahab in which case FIR number 138/17 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 IA Act, 16 UL stands registered.

“Tariq Ahmad was also involved in attack on security force convoy at Chakoora Shopian, case FIR number 194/17 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 IA, 16 UL act stands registered. He was involved in attack on SI Gowhar Ahmad Malla at Barbugh Haripora in which case FIR number 230/17 under section 307, 326 RPC, 7/27IA Act 16 UL act already stands registered. He was also involved in Bank robbery at Turq Wangam in which a case FIR number 6/17 under section 451, 392, 307, 34 RPC, 16, 38 UL Act, 7/27 IA Act already stands registered,” spokesman said.

He said that Altaf Ahmad was involved in case FIR number 50/2017 under section 7/27 IA Act, 16 UL Act.

Meanwhile thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of the slain militants at their native villages in Shopian district.

 

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