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3 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Shopian encounter

13 August 2017, 09:13 | Bernard Bryant

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Yasin Yatoo alias Mehmood Ghaznavi, Hizbul Mujahideen's operational commander for Kashmir and one of the longest serving militants in the Valley, was killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to a senior police official, three terrorists were shot down by security personnel and a counter-operation is now underway.

Two militants are still holed up in the area, The Times of India reported. A dozen stone-pelting protesters were injured in clashes with security forces in the area.

Meanwhile villagers alleged highhandedness of forces and said that forces ransacked their houses.

The soldier has been identified as Nb Sub Jagram Singh Tomar, who got grievously injured during the exchange of fire and succumbed to his injuries.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the three youth were martyred by the troops during a siege and search operation in Awneera area of the district.

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At least two to three terrorists are suspected to have been trapped in the area.

Ahmed, a resident of the village of Awneera, said: "Today when the encounter ended, clashes [between police and protesters] started and many people suffered bullet and pellet injuries".

The gunfight also left two soldiers martyred while unknown number of militants reportedly escaped from the spot.

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

Internet services have been blocked in Badgam district following the identification of Itoo among the slain militants.



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