Police Press Release On Shopain Incident

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Srinagar, March 05: On the basis of the docket received yesterday from the army it is learned that the MVCP of the army, located near Pahnoo in Shopian was fired upon from a Swift vehicle. The army retaliated in which a militant was killed and three individuals who were accompanying the said militant in the vehicle also succumbed to their injuries.

Consequently, the police reached on the spot and initiated medico-legal formalities and seized the weapon. The bodies have been handed over to the legal heirs.

Further, the identity of the militant has been ascertained as Amir Ahmed Malik son of Bashir Ahmed Malik resident of Harmeen belonging to the banned LeT outfit. He was active since July 2017.

This morning dead body of one more militant was recovered at Saidpora in the jurisdiction of P/S Hurpora Shopian. He was consequently identified as Ashiq Hussain Bhat resident of Rakh Kapran of LeT outfit. He was missing since 13.11.2017

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Furthermore, another dead body was found this morning near the incident of the last evening at Pahnoo Shopian. Apparently, he was on a vehicle which was found near Pinjoora Shopian. Locals informed the police about it. The deceased has been identified as Gowhar Ahmed Lone of Chitragam Shopian.

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