14 Encounters In First 20 Days Of June Month See 25 Militant Killings

SRINAGAR: The first 20 days of June month have seen 14 encounters in various parts of Kashmir that recorded the killing of 25 militants, official figures reveal.

As per data available with news agency KNO, of the 14 encounters, Kulgam has reported three encounters, Shopian, Anantnag, Pulwama, Kupwara and Srinagar saw two encounters each while as Baramulla has reported one encounter.

“On June 03, Hizb commander identified as Nisar Khanday was killed in an encounter in Rishipora Kapran area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. On 06 June, a non-local LeT militant was killed in an encounter in Zaloora Sopore area of Baramulla district,” the figures suggest, adding that “On 07 June, two LeT militants namely Tufail, a Pakistani citizen and Ishtiyak Lone from Tral Pulwama were killed in an encounter in Kandi Kupwara. On Same day, a Hizb militant namely Nadeem Ahmad Rather alias Dr. Raja Nadeem, son of Abdul Rehman Rather resident of Ashmuji Kulgam who was missing since  March 27, 2020 was killed in an encounter in Badimarg Shopian.”

The figures suggest that on 11 June, Hizb militant identified as Rasik Ahmad Ganaie, a resident of Shouch village, near Mohanpora of the Kulgam district was killed  in an encounter in Kandipora Kulgam.

“On 12 June, Three local LeT militants identified as Junaid Shergojri, Fazil nazir Bhat and Irfan Ahmad Malik were killed in an encounter in Drabgam Pulwama. On 12 June, LeT militant Aadil Parry from Ganderbal was killed in an encounter in Palpora Srinagar,” the data available with the KNO reads, adding that “On 14 June, two LeT militants identified as Abdullah Goujri, a resident of Faisalabad, Pakistan and Adil Hussain Mir alias Sufian alias Musab, resident of Anantnag were killed in an encounter in Bemina area of Srinagar.”

The figures state that on 15 June, two LeT militants identified as identified as Jan Mohd Lone resident of Braripora Shopian and Tufail Nazir Ganie resident of Ramnagri Shopian were killed in an encounter in Kanjiullar Shopian.

“On 16 June, two Local Hizb militants were killed in an encounter in Mishipora area of Kulgam. On same day, two Hizb militants Junaid Ahmad Bhat and Basit Ashraf Wani were killed in an encounter in Hangulgund area of Kupgam. On 19 June, two local militants including one each from Jaish and LeT identified as Zakir Padder of Kulgam and Harris Sharief of Kulgam were killed in D.H Pora Kulgam,” the figures read, adding that on 20 June, four militants including a three non-locals and one local arrested militant Showkat Ahmad from Sedow Shopian was killed in an encounter in Lolab area of Kupwara.”

On same day, a militant affiliated with LeT was killed in an encounter in Chatpora Pulwama, the data adds. Meanwhile, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that so far 114 militants including 32 foreigners were killed in Kashmir valley this year.

“A total of 114 militant including 32 foreign militants were killed in Kashmir valley this year so far,” the IGP said.

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