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Militant killed in encounter, another arrested

Militant killed in encounter, another arrested
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Cop shot dead in Kulgam

Srinagar: A militant was killed in an encounter at Mouchwa area of Kralpora in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district while another one who managed to escape from the gunfight site was caught alive at Khrew in south Kashmir, police said Saturday. MMeanwhile, a cop was killed while as two othere were injured in a militant attack in Kulgam district, police said.
A police official said that acting on a specific information about the presence of militants in Mochwa, Kralpora, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 50RR and 181BN CRPF in the area.
“During the search operation as the presence of militants got ascertained, they were given opportunity to surrender, however, instead of surrendering they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, one militant Al-Badr outfit was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. “He has been identified as Shakir Bashir Dar son of Bashir Ahmad Dar resident of Goripora, Awantipora,” the police official said.
A police spokesman in a statement that the slain was part of groups involved in various cases and several cases were registered against him.
“It is pertinent to mention that Shakir Bashir was earlier associated with LeT and he later joined Al-Badr outfit recently,” he said, adding that arms and ammunition including 01 AK-rifle with 02 Magazines, 32 rounds, 1 Chinese pistol with 02 Magazines, 16 rounds, 01 Bagpack and 01 Pouch were recovered from the site of encounter.
The police spokesman said that while the operation was in progress, it was learnt that when forces were laying the cordon another militant had managed to escape from the encounter site and the information was shared with police personnel deputed at various checking points.
“Police while developing the lead further launched a cordon and search operation in Mantaqi Colony Khrew area along with 50RR and 185BN CRPF. During search, the escaped militant was tracked down and arrested while hiding in a truck bearing registration number JK13-2397,” the spokesman said, adding that “he has been identified as Shabir Ahmad Najar resident of Wuyan Khrew linked with LeT. The driver of the truck identified as Muhammad Shafi Dar of Gratwani Mohalla Khrew has also been arrested. Besides, the truck has also been seized,” the spokesman added.
The police said that from the arrested militant, arms and ammunition including 01 Chinese Pistol, 01 Pistol Magazine, 07 Pistol rounds, 02 AK-Magazines, 50 AK-rounds, 01 Chinese grenade, 5Kgs IED (destroyed on spot) were also recovered from the site
Meanwhile, a cop was killed and two other policemen injured after militants attacked a police party in Pombay area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday afternoon.
An official said that a police party was attacked by militants in Pombay area, in which one policeman was killed and two others suffered bullet injuries.
An official identified the slain policemen as Constable Nisar Ahmed Wagay, a resident of Anantnag.
The official said that the injured policemen were rushed to a nearby hospital where their condition is stable. “The area has been cordoned and massive searches launched,” he said.
Today’s attack came a day before LG Manoj Sinha’s proposed visit to Kulgam.
In a tweet, J&K LG wrote: “I strongly condemn the cowardly attack on the security force in Kulgam in which our brave police jawan, Nisar Ah Wagay attained martyrdom. Militants will never succeed in their nefarious designs, those responsible for such heinous acts shall be brought to justice. My heartfelt condolences to the family of the martyr in this time of grief.”

 


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