2 Hizb militants killed in Kulgam

A jawan rushes to the site of encounter in Kulgam on Saturday. -Excelsior/Sajad Dar
A jawan rushes to the site of encounter in Kulgam on Saturday. -Excelsior/Sajad Dar

3 LeT OGWs arrested in Sopore

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, May 30: Two militants of Hizbul Mujahideen were killed in an encounter at Wanpora in Qoimoh area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district this morning while three Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were arrested from Sopore area of Baramulla district.

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The cordon and search operation was launched in the area this morning by joint team of security forces including 1-RR of Army, CRPF and Kulgam Police on specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
As the security forces approached towards suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon security forces which was retaliated triggering an encounter in which two militants were killed.
They have been identified as Shakir Yatoo of Ghat Khudwani in district Kulgam and Perwaiz Hajam of Wanpora in Khudwani area of Kulgam district. Both of them belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen.
Meanwhile, mobile internet has been also suspended in Shopian as precautionary measures.
The militant bodies were not handed over to their families and they were taken to Baramulla for burial. However, the families claimed the bodies and few members were allowed to take part in the last rites at Baramulla.
And in the meantime, security forces arrested three Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) during an operation in Sopore-Kupwara road today.
A police spokesman said that Sopore Police, 22-RR of Army and 179 Batallion of CRPF in a joint operation at Shangergund on Sopore Kupwara Road arrested three OGWs of LeT.
They have been identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Mir alias Lashkiri son of Abdul Gaffar Mir of Brath Kalan Sopore, Mudasir Ahmad Mir son of Mohammad Hamza Mir of Brath Kalan Sopore and Athar Shamas Mir son of Shams-u-Din Mir of Brath Kalan Sopore in district Baramulla.
Police said that incriminating materials including arms and ammunitions were recovered from their possession. The arms and ammunition recovered include one UBGL Thrower, four UBGL grenades, four AK- 47 magazines and 137 rounds of AK-47 ammunition.
Police have registered a case (FIR No. 125/2020 U/S 7/25 I. A. Act, 18, 23, 38 ULA (P) Act) in Police Station Sopore and investigation have been taken up.