Shopian Encounter Concludes On The Killing Of Second Hizb Commander

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The encounter at Wandena, Zainapora, Shopian concluded Saturday evening with the killing of another militant.

 As reported earlier, one militant was killed on Friday.

“On specific information, Police, 55 RR and CRPF had launched a joint operation in the area, “a police statement said on Saturday.

 The deceased militants have been identified as Sajad Yousuf Mir son of Mohammad Yousuf Mir resident of Litter Pulwama and Mohammad Ashraf Rather @ Molvi resident of Nowpora, Pulwama.

Sajad was Divisional Commander and Financial chief of Hizbul Mujahideen for South Kashmir, while Ashraf was District Commander of the same militant outfit.

“The militant duo was involved in the killing of Sarpanch, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat of Kulpora, Pulwama and Mudasir Ahmad of Aharmulla, Pulwama this year, “ Police said and added “Both of these militants were involved in the killing of Showkat Ahmad Rather of Grawgund Bandina, Pulwama in 2010 and army man, Mehraj-ud-Din of Chandgam, Pulwama in 2010.”

According to police Ashraf was also involved in the abduction and killing of Maft Ahmad Rather son of Ghulam Mohammad Rather of Litter, Pulwama in 2005 and in the abduction and killing of Ghulam Mohammad Rather of Litter, Pulwama in 2010.

Police also said that Two AK 47 rifles, two pistols, four grenades, one UBGL and two magazines have been recovered from the encounter site.

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