Bijbehara gunbattle: Six killed militants identified, all local
Srinagar: Police have identified all the six killed militants in the early morning gunfight between militants and government forces at Satkipora area of Anantnag district on Friday.
According to police the slain have been identified as Azad Ahmad Malik @Dada Malik (belonged to Lashkar e Taiba) s/o Nazir Ahmad Malik r/o Idgah Mohalla Arwani Anantnag, Unas Shafi Bhat (belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen ) s/o Mohd Shafi Bhat r/o Takiya Maqsood Shah, Bijbehara, Distt Anantnag and Basit Ahmad Mir (belonged to LeT) s/o Ishtiyaq Ahmad Mir r/o Pushwara (Distt Anantnag)
“Bodies of Azad, Unas and Basit have been handed over to their relatives,” police said.
The other three slain were identified as
Atif Nazar R/o waghama Anantnag (of Hizbul Mujahideen), Firdaus Ahmad R/o Pulwanma andShahid Ahmad Malik R/o Kawani Distt Awantipora.
Gunfight between government forces and militants broke out after a joint team of army, CRPFand SOG laid a cordon at Sekipora area of Bhejbera.
Violent protests erupted at several places in southern Kashmir’s Anantnag district and witnesses said that people, mostly youths, took to streets in Shalgund, Kanelwan and Dachnipora villages of Bijbehara area and clashed with the government forces.
Similar clashes were reported from Khanabal locality of the district where, reports said, forces resorted to aerial firing to break the protests.
Internet has been suspended in the district and railway services too have been suspended by the authorities.