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Two Militants, Civilian Slain in Shopian Military Operation: Police

Two Militants, Civilian Slain in Shopian Military Operation: Police

The slain civilian was identified as Shakeel Ahmed Khan son of Abdul Rahim Khan resident of Amshipora, Shopian. 


SRINAGAR — Two militants and a civilian were killed in a military operation the 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.

“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,” he added.

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 killed.

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The slain militants were identified 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.

“Muzamil was involved in several crimes. Both the slain militants belonged to outfit LeT. Incriminating materials including arms (one AK 56 rifle and one pistol) and ammunition were also recovered,” he said. (Agencies)

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