Terrorist killed in J&K’s Shopian gunfight

Srinagar: A second terrorist was killed in an ongoing gunfight between the terrorists and security forces in the Feeripora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday, officials said.

“One more unidentified terrorist killed (Total 02). Operation going on,” police said.

Earlier, the encounter broke out after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists. As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

This is the second gunfight in Shopian in less than 24 hours. Earlier on Tuesday three LeT terrorists were killed in an encounter between the terrorists and security forces at Tulran Imamsahab area in Shopian. The terrorist responsible for the killing of a street hawker Virendra Paswan of Bihar was among the three LeT men gunned down.

“Out of three killed terrorists, one terrorist has been identified as Mukhtar Shah of Ganderbal, who shifted to Shopian after killing one street hawker Virendra Paswan of Bihar,” a tweet by Kashmir police quoting IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said.

In the past few days violence has seen many civilians being targeted. Virinder Paswan, a golgappa seller from Bihar was killed by terrorists on October 5 besides noted Kashmiri Chemist M.L. Bindroo and Mohamamd Shafi, a civilian from Bandipore.

On October 7, terrorists killed Supinder Kaur, Principal and Deepak Chand, teacher, at a government school in Srinagar.


Also read: 3 terrorists killed in encounter in J&K’s Shopian

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