SRINAGAR: Two militants have been killed so far during the encounter between government forces and militants in Chaigund area of district Shopian on Wednesday.
Police sources confirmed the Kashmir Life that two dead bodies of the militants have been recovered from the encounter site in Chaigund so far.
Earlier one civilian was killed during the clashes near encounter site and more than two people sustained bullet injuries.
Earlier, police issued the following statement:
“On a specific information, the joint party of Police Shopian, 44 RR and 14 Bn CRPF laid a cordon at Chaigund area of Shopian in South Kashmir. The hiding militants under the clad of Burka tried to break cordon and fired indiscriminately on the search party. The security forces retaliated during which Burka-clad militants were forced to go back into hiding. During indiscriminate firing by the militants and the retaliatory fire one civilian namely Shakir Ahmad Mir resident of Kalampora Pulwama got killed and two ladies namely Sabreena Jan and Sumi Jan both the residents of Keegam Shopian received bullet injuries. The injured ladies were taken to SMHS hospital where from they were shifted to SKIMS Soura for specialised treatment
It is pertinent to mention here that the injuries are not the result of law & order situation as was initially reported by some media circles as Sumi Jan was a resident of the house in which the encounter is on and Sabreena Jan is a sister of HM militant Sameer Wani who is also reportedly hold up inside the house. So far one AK 47, one INSAS and two dead bodies of militants have been recovered from the encounter site, whose identities are being ascertained.
Meanwhile, it is pertinent to mention that during the initial phase of operation miscreants tried to disrupt the operation by heavy stone pelting on the security forces.
Till the filing of this report, the operation was underway and further details will follow.”