The body of another militant was found in an orchard in Amshipora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian taking the death toll to six.
Local sources said that body of Ashiq Hussian, a resident of Rakpora Kapran area of Shopian was found dead in Shopian where four civilians and a militant was killed.
The orchard from where the body has been recovered is eight to ten kilometers from the spot where five persons including a militant and four civilians were killed by the army last evening.
It could not be immediately ascertained whether Ashiq injured in the same incident. Police, however, said Ashiq was a LeT militant who was in the news when his family appealed for his return.
Locals have already rejected army’s claims that the slain youths were OGWs and said that they were killed what they described as cold-blooded murder.
There were protests throughout the night in Shopian where authorities have suspended internet services.
Besides a militant Amir Ahmed Malik son of Bashir Ahmed Malik of Harmain, three civilian namely Suhail Ahmad Wagay (22) son Khalid Ahmad Wagay of Pinjora, Shahid Khan (21) son of Bashir Khan of Malik Gund and Shahnawaz Wagay (23) son of Ali Mohd of Moolu, Trenz were confirmed dead yesterday evening while Gowhar’s body was found early Monday morning.
Pertinently, a defence ministry spokesman had said a militant and three “OGWs” accompanying him, at Pahnoo village of Shopian were killed.
More details are awaited.