Srinagar, Feb 25: Two militants and a civilian were killed in an encounter in Amshipora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district today.
“Based on a specific input of police about the presence of militants in village Amshipora, Shopian, a joint operation was launched during the late night of 24/25-02-2022,” Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said here.
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“After a cluster of houses were taken into cordon, following the drill civilians were evacuated to safety. Thereafter, house to house searches were started in the wee hours to locate the hiding militants”, he added.
During the searches, he said, the militants came out and resorted to indiscriminate firing. “In the indiscriminate firing of the militants, one civilian namely Shakeel Ahmed Khan son of Abdul Rahim Khan resident of Amshipora got seriously wounded. The injured civilian while being evacuated for medical help succumbed to the injuries”.
The fire by the militants was retaliated effectively in which both militants were neutralised.
They have been identified as Muzamil Ahmad Mir son of Ab Hameed Mir, resident of Chatripora, Shopian and Shariq Ayoob son of Mohd Ayoob Wagay, resident of Bonpora, Amshipora, Shopian.
As per police records, Muzamil was involved in several militant crimes. “Both the slain militants belonged to LeT outfit, Incriminating materials including arms (one AK 56 rifle and one pistol) and ammunition were also recovered”, he said.