Shopian Gunfight: Slain Militants Identified

Srinagar : The four militants who were killed during an encounter with security force in south Kashmir’s Shopian district has been identified.

The four slain militants are identified as Inam-ul-Haq, a resident of Motjan Shopian, Mehraj-u-din, a resident of Drawnee village of Shopian, Abid Nazi, A resident of Padapora village of Shopia, and Basharat Nengroo, a resident of Chotigam village of Shopian district.

All the four slain militants were killed today during an encounter with security forces in Nadigam village of Shopian district. In the encounter, a Para commando was also killed and other others sustained injuries who are said to be very critical now.

Following the killing of four militants, the people mostly youth took to streets near the gunfight site at Nadigam and its adjoining areas. The police and paramilitary forces deployed in the area used tear smoke shells, pellets and some live ammunition to disperse the protesters resulting in injuries to eight people.

Among the injured, three including the two women received bullets and have been identified as Sahil Farooq, Meena daughter of Mohd Ahsan Shah, Rafia daughter of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat.

All the injured were taken to district hospital Shopian where from the bullet wounded trio were referred to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment. Similar reports of clashes were received from Muran Chowk and Rajpora areas of neighboring Pulwama district. Two persons were reported injured in the clashes so far.

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