Two militants killed in Shopian encounter, total casualties in Feb stand at 10

Shopian: Police Friday said that two militants were killed in a gunfight at Amshipora village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The identity of the militants is being ascertained, police said.

The slain militants are affiliated with the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Police said that arms and ammunition have been recovered from the encounter site.

Local sources said that Joint forces arrived in the village and cordoned it off while during the search operation, there was an exchange of fire.

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Pertinently, in the same Amshipora village, a police officer identified as Shabir Ahmed Wagay was seriously injured after militants fired upon him in the first week of this month.

With the killing of these two militants, the number of militant casualties touched to 7 this month. This was the 5th encounter between militants and government forces this month.

In the current month 7 militants, 2 soldiers and a policeman have been killed so for. Militants also carried out two attacks on joint forces, leaving a police dead, another injured. (KNT)


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