Shopian Encounter: Slain Militant was a Highly Qualified Official

Three Army Jawans reportedly Injured in Gunfight which is Still going on in‪ ‎Shopian‬. 3:00 PM update

4 security personnel among one Major Namely Maj Sanjeev of 55 RR injured in the fierce gunbattle shifted to Army Hospital in Shopian. 5:46 PM

A day after army released a report wherein it was mentioned that post-2010, highly educated youth joining militancy in Kashmir is a “very disturbing” trend, another militant with MA English B.Ed qualification (besides a government official) from south Kashmir’s Shopian district was killed in an encounter on Wednesday.

Ashiq Hussain Dar son of Ghulam Hassan Dar, a resident of Turkewangam village was killed in an encounter in Heff village of Shopian district early morning.

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The encounter began yesterday after security forces received specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in Heff Shermal area of Shopian.

Also Read: Heff Shirmal Encounter: Two militants killed so far

As the joint team of Special Operation Group (SOG) and army began a search operation in the area, the hiding militants opened fire on them triggering an encounter.

The operation was halted for the night but the gunfight resumed this morning and a militant was gunned down in the early hours.

Security agencies believe that one more militant is still trapped and the firing was going on.

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