Militant killed in military operation in Shopian, says police

Armed forces patrol near military operation site. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

‘Was behind the attack on civilian yesterday in Kashwa’

Shopian: Police on Thursday said that a newly recruited militant was killed in a military operation in Kashwa Chitragam area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The slain, according to police, was responsible for injuring a civilian by firing upon him in Chitragam yesterday.

Police said that the militant who was earlier an OGW and also involved in drugs, namely Anayat Ashraf Dar, son of Ashraf Dar, a resident of Keshwa Shopian, fired upon a civilian Jeewer Hameed Bhat, who got seriously injured and is still hospitalized.

Anayat also used to threaten other people in and around his village with his illegally acquired weapons.

Police further said that after thorough interrogation of several suspects after the attack and input from sources, a CASO was launched at village Kashwa.

While laying cordon he fired upon a joint search party of armed forces, police said, adding “All civilians in the adjoining houses to the target area were evacuated”.

He was offered to surrender for the whole night, police said, but he didn’t surrender. Later on, during the operation, the militant was killed.

A pistol and ammunition were also recovered from his possession, police added.


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