Awantipora Encounter: Slain Militants Identified

SRINAGAR: Two militants killed in a gunfight with the counter-insurgent forces at Rajpora village of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district were affiliated with the Jaish-E-Muhammad outfit, an official said.

An official said that both the slain militants were identified as Shahid Rather of Tral and Umar Yousuf of Shopian.

He said that besides other crimes, terrorist Shahid was involved in killing of a woman Mst Shakeela of Aripal and a govt employee/ peon Javid Ahmed of Lurgam Tral.


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