Skip to main content
Breaking News by Kashmir Observer News Desk
Breaking News

3 militants killed in Shopian encounter

Shopian—Three militants were killed in an overnight encounter with government forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir, the police saidon Sunday. 

Two Army men had lost their life in the gunfight yesterday, while three others were injured. 

Three militants have been killed in the encounter at Zainapora in Shopian, Director General of Police (DGP), S P Vaid told PTI.

The slain militants were identified as Umar Majid Sheikh, resident of Kathpora Yaripora; Adil Malik, resident of Malikgund Shopian and Irfan ul Sheikh, resident of Malldaira Shopian. 

Forces launched a cordon and search operation following information about presence of militants in Avneera village of Zainapora area of the district Saturday. 

As the forces were conducting searches, the militants opened fire on them which was retaliated by the law enforcement personnel, triggering a gunfight. 

Five soldiers were injured in the gunfight yesterday and were evacuated to 92 Base Hospital of the Army for treatment. 

Two soldiers among them succumbed to injuries last night. 

The operation was halted for the night but the forces maintained cordon of the area to stop the militants from fleeing. 

The gunfight resumed this morning and the three militants were killed. 

A defence spokesman identified the slain Army men as Sepoy Ilayaraja P, a resident of Tamil Nadu, and Sepoy Gawai Sumedh Waman, a resident of Maharashtra.

(PTI)

Be part of Open Journalism

At Kashmir Observer we pride ourselves for being open, honest and unbiased. If you have noticed we haven’t put up a paywall unlike many news organisations, – as we want to keep our journalism open. We believe journalism should be open, fearless and unbiased. Open information helps with informed decisions.

Journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce, despite all the hardships we still do it, because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying and advertising revenues across the media industry is falling fast.

If everyone who reads our reporting, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure and we will be able to keep our and your perspective going. So if we may ask, we ask your help in keeping the Kashmir Observer’s journalism fair and square.

Conversations

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting rules.

The opinions expressed in reader contributions are those of the respective author only, and do not reflect the opinions/views of Kashmir Observer or/and it's affiliate.