Bloodshed in Kashmir Continues as Forces kill 1 Militant, 3 Civilians in Shopian

Shopian: A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant and three civilians, termed overground workers (OGWs)  by the Indian Army, were killed in South Kashmir’s Shopian district late Sunday evening.

According to the TNS,Army said that two vehicles were asked to stop by a mobile checking squad of the force in this militancy-affected area near Pohan. However, the squad was fired upon from inside a car. Troops retaliated effectively, resulting in the death of the vehicle’s occupants.

Police rushed to the spot and identified one of the deceased as Amir Ahmed Malik, who had joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)  militant group in July 2017.

The three deceased youth have been identified as Mohammad Shahid Khan of Malikgund, Suhail Khaleel Wagay of Pinjoora, and Shahnawaz Ahmad Wagay of Trenz, all from Shopian district.

Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia said the three were overground workers and accomplices of the slain militant.
Meanwhile, authorities on Sunday late evening snapped high-speed Internet services (3G and 4G) in many parts of Kashmir valley.
Fearing law and order problem, the government has also announced restrictions in parts of Kashmir on Monday, besides suspending Train services.

The bodies of the others were handed over to their legal heirs and one weapon was also recovered from the spot, a police spokesman said.
In a related development, Joint resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a Kashmir bandh tomorrow to protest the killings in Shopian.


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