Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) militant and three civilians, termed over ground workers for the militant group by the Army Kill in South Kashmir’s Shopian district. officials said here, According to the Army, two vehicles asks to stop by a mobile checking squad of the force in this militancy-affected area near Pohan. However, the squad fired upon from inside a car.
Troops retaliated effectively, resulting in the death of the vehicle’s occupants, they said. Police rushed to the spot and identified one of the deceased. As Amir Ahmed Malik, who had joined the (LET) militant group in July last year.
Col. Rajesh Kaila said
The bodies of the others handed over to their legal heirs, a police spokesman said.“Weapons seize and legal proceedings initiated,” he said, However, Srinagar-based defense spokesman Col. Rajesh Kaila said the three were over ground workers and accomplices of the slain militant. The three were residents of Trenz, Pinjoora and Imam Sahib Areas of Shopian. In a related development, separatist amalgam under the banner of Joint Resistance Forum has called for a Kashmir bandh tomorrow to protest the killings in Shopian.
Locals identified the deceased as Suhail Khalil Wagay, Muhammad Shahid Khan and Shahnawaz Ahmad Wagay, all resident of Shopian district. The police could not immediately confirm their names. However, there were no reports of any casualty to the security forces in the “cross-fire”. The Army said local police have started legal formalities. Although Locals claimed internet service was snapped in the area.
Shopian, around 60 km away from Srinagar, was on the edge this year ever since two civilians killed near an encounter site on January 10 and 3 civilians died in the Army firing in Ganowpora village during a stone pelting incident on January 27.