Militants killed in Shopian encounter identified


The four out of five militants killed in South Kashmir’s Shopian district were identified on Saturday.

The slain militants are being identified as Umar Nazir Malik, son of Nazir Ahmad, a resident of Killora Malikgund. Malik was active since April 5, 2017, affiliated with HM outfit. Vaqar Sheikh, son of Mohammad Aslam, a resident Malikgund, active since July, 15, 2018, affiliated with JEM outfit.

Arshid Khan, son of Abdul Rashid Khan, a resident of Ganowpora Balpora Shopian, active since April 16, 2018. Aijaz Ahmad Paul, son of Abdul Rashid, a resident of Losdanew Shopian, active since May 30, 2018.


The official added that identity of 5th militant was not known immediately.

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