Islamabad Encounter: Police Identify Slain militants as Locals



Jammu and Kashmir Police Monday late evening issued a statement detailing the killing of three militants in South Kashmir’s Islamabad district.

The statement said:

Three militants of HM outfit were killed in an encounter in Ashmuqam area of Islamabad district this afternoon.

Acting on a specific information about the presence of militants in Siligam Ashmuqam area, Police, 3-RR and CRPF cordoned off the area and launched the search operation. Hiding militants opened fire on the joint search party and encounter broke. The encounter ended with the killing of the three militants of HM outfit.

“The slain militants were identified as Sartaj Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Mohammad Lone resident of Wopzan, Bijbehara, Adil Ahmad Sheikh son of Fayaz Ahmad resident of Sheikh Mohalla, Bijbehara and Tanveer Ahamd Bhat son of Mubarak Ahmad Bhat resident of Baba Mohalla Bijbehara,” the statement informed.

“Aadil Sheikh was involved in the killing of a policeman Arif Nazir Khan of Police Station Bijbehara on 16th June this year,” it added. “Tanveer was involved in the killing of a civilian Javid Ahamd Sofi @ Waza son of Mohammad Ismail resident of Bijbehara. Javid was killed by militants on 22-03-2015 at New Colony Bijbehara.”

The statement further said, “03 AK-47 riffles, 06 magazines, 01UBGL, 03 UBGL Grenade, 01 pistol with magazine were recovered from the encounter site.”

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