Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Shopian

Pistol and ammunition recovered, say police

A militant was killed on Thursday, September 23, 2021, in an operation in south Kashmir’s Shopian, the police said.

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“While laying the cordon, the terrorist fired upon a joint search party. He was offered an option to surrender but didn’t accept. Later, during an encounter, the newly active terrorist was neutralised,” the police said.

The police said a pistol and ammunition were recovered from his possession.

The police identified him as Anayat Ashraf Dar from Shopian’s Keshwa.

“Last night, Dar fired upon a civilian Jeewer Hameed Bhat, who was seriously injured and is still in hospital,” the police said.

The slain militant used to threaten people in and around his village with his illegal acquired weapons, the police added.

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