Hizbul militant, civilian killed in gunfight in Kashmir’s Anantnag
Security forces killed a newly hired local activist Hizbul Mujahideen during the night in an artillery battle and an unidentified person died during the shootout that followed in the Anantnag district of southern Kashmir, police said Friday.
According to a police spokesman based in Srinagar, the militant identified as Yawar Shergujri Nissar alias Algazi was shot and two militants were able to give security forces to a slip under the cover of darkness.
The sources said the forces had coordinated the area Thursday night, but there was no contact with the militants until the end of the night.
The meeting, according to police, began around midnight Karvel, Anantnag district, 55 km from Srinagar.
“During the search operation, the terrorists fired on the investigation group, which triggered an exchange of shots. Around midnight, enjoying the darkness, two terrorists fired and managed to slip. Fire, “a statement said.
Yawar, 30, police said he was a worker on the ground and was wanted in many cases of stone stings. He was resident of Anantnag. “Yawar was a chronic stone peloteur who joined the militants there are only 30 days,” said one official.
A soldier of the Rashtriya Rifles 3, which has been identified as the roadside rifle Rohit Kumar, injuries also suffered.
Police also said an unidentified person, who was dressed in several layers, leading to a “Yamaha Libero with damaged license plate” was taken to the fire.
“No element that leads to identity or I-card can not be recovered. Two mobile phones (Nokia 1209 and jîvi-N300) were recovered from that person,” the spokesman said.
The telephone contact in the handset could not immediately avoid confirming his identity. The police try to determine the identity of the civilian population.
Internet services were blocked and restrictions can be placed on the area as Yawar’s body was handed over to his family for his burial.
More than 110 militants have died in Jammu and Kashmir between January and July of this year, while the figure was 150 to 2016.
On Thursday, two members of the Indian Army, including one of the main ones, and as many militants died in two separate battles in arms in the state of satisfaction.
Security forces succeeded on 1 August when a top Lashkar-i-Taiba militant Abu Dujana and his accomplice were killed in a meeting with security forces in the village of Hakripora in the Pulwama district.