‘Nine civilians, two security personnel injured’
Srinagar, Dec 19 (KNS): Two militants were killed in an overnight encounter while a woman was killed in the cross-firing in Batmurran village of South Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.
Police said that acting on a specific input, Shopian Police along with 44RR and 14 Bn CRPF cordoned a cluster of houses at village Bata Murran Shopian in the jurisdiction of Police Station Kellar. “While the cordon was being laid, hiding militants fired upon the joint search party, ensuing an encounter. The cordon was strengthened and the civilians of nearby area were evacuated,” Police officials said.
They said that during the encounter, on the request of family, police made repeated announcement to get Tanveer surrendered, which he ignored.
“The militants continued firing on the security forces which was retaliated. Two JeM militants were killed in this encounter who were identified as Tanveer Ahmad from Bata Murran Shopian and Ali @Qari, a foreign militant,” they said, adding that two AK rifles and other allied ammunition were recovered from the encounter site.
According to the police statement to KNS, two security personnel which include one jawan from 44 RR and a police personnel of Shopian Police were also injured during the encounter. Their condition is stated to be stable, the statement added.
Moreover, another militant fled from the encounter site by taking advantage of the darkness.
“During cross firing one lady identified as Ruby @Beauty wife of Manzoor Ahmad Mir of Bata Marran got critical injured who later on succumbed to her injuries at District hospital Pulwama. Nine civilians were also injured whose condition is said to be stable,” they said.
The police further said that these killed militants were involved in a number of terror incidents including the recent attack on the vehicle of J&K Bank near Poju Shopian on Dec 11 this year in which two bank guards were killed. (KNS)