Militant Killed In Shopian Encounter: Police

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Srinagar- Police on Sunday claimed to have killed a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant in Rawalpora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

State forces launched a cordon and search operation in Rawalpora area of Shopian on Saturday after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire at a search party of the forces, who retaliated.

The official said that due to darkness operation was suspended on Saturday evening and resumed on Sunday morning.

A militant identified as Jahangir Ahmad Wani son of late Abdul Rehman Wani resident of Rakh Narapora Shopian, affiliated with outfit LeT was killed during the encounter, the official said.

He said that as per police records, the killed militant was active since 01/09/2020 and was involved in several militancy related cases including attacks on state forces.

“Arms & ammunition including USA made M4 Carbine rifle and other incriminating materials were recovered from the site of encounter so far. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation.”

 

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