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After recent civilian killings, three gunfights break out in J&K

The J&K Police has claimed to have killed a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant who was involved in the killing of a civilian in Bandipora.

Days after the cold-blooded killings of civilians in Kashmir, three gunfights erupted in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, wherein two militants have been killed while a cop and five Indian Army soldiers have been injured.

The first gunfight erupted in Anantnag

The first gunfight erupted during Sunday night in the Khagund Verinag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

According to the local police, security forces had gone to pick up an Over-Ground Worker after specific information of his involvement. As soon as the police team reached the probable location, it claimed that they were attacked. Soon afterwards, the firing resulted in an encounter.

One unnamed militant was killed during the exchange of fire, according to the police, whose cop also sustained a gunshot wound.

Meanwhile, a pistol and a grenade were seized from the dead militant’s possession.

Militant killed in Bandipora was involved in civilian killing: J&K Police

A militant was killed in another encounter in the Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

The gunfight which took place in Gund Jahangir locality resulted in the killing of a militant who, as per the J&K Police, recently killed a civilian in Bandipora.

Vijay Kumar, the Inspector General of Police in Kashmir, claimed that the LeT member slain in Bandipora was also involved in the recent killing of a civilian (Sumo driver) in Shahgund.

Kashmir Zone Police, quoting the IGP, said on their official Twitter handle, “Killed terrorist has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF). He was involved in a recent civilian killing at Shahgund Bandipora.”

Five Indian Army soldiers ‘critically’ injured in Poonch gunfight

In one more gun battle in Jammu’s Poonch region near Dara Ki Gali, a Junior Commissioned Officer and four other soldiers have received ‘critical’ injuries.

Local news reports said that the ‘critically’ injured soldiers succumbed to their injuries. However, there has been no official confirmation in this connection so far.

As per the reports reaching here, four militants are believed to be trapped in the area. However, there is no official word confirming the number.

Meanwhile, many senior officers from J&K Police have also rushed to monitor the situation in the area.

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Aasif Ganaie

Aasif is a journalist and a news enthusiast based in Jammu & Kashmir. He voyages to explore and uncover the stories More »
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