Local Hizb militant killed in Shopian encounter

Shopian: A Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed and two army personnel were injured in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Shopian district during the wee hours on Monday, police said.

“An encounter broke out between Government forces and militants at Wangam in Shopian after the security forces launched a search operation following specific intelligence inputs on Sunday night,” a police official told news agency CNS.

In the gun battle, one militant was killed while two army personnel were injured in the encounter,” the official said and identified the slain militant as Sadam Hussain Mir, a resident of Chatripora Shopian, belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen.

Government forces recovered one assault rifle, five AK 47 magazines, 119 AK 47 rounds and one hand grenade, the official said.

Pertinently, another local militant from Hizbul Mujhadeen Waseem Ahmed Khandey was killed in the same district on Saturday. (CNS)

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