Lashkar militant killed in Sopore

Trevor Jackson
December 1, 2017

In the Budgam encounter, the security forces recovered one AK-47 rifle, and one totally burnt weapon, which could be M-4 rifle.

Five separatists were killed in Kashmir's Budgam and Baramulla districts on Thursday, taking the count of militants gunned down this year by security forces to 200, police and paramilitary forces said.

A fifth militant was shot dead by the security forces in Sagipora woods outside north-western town of Sopore in Baramulla district.

Giving details of the Badgam operation, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said based on specific information about the presence of militants, security forces surrounded Futlipora village November 30 morning. Reportedly Sinar Ahmad was shifted to the hospital of Srinagar.

JK Police said a security force personnel sustained injuries during the operation while two civilian youth were hurt in security forces action against protestors.

He added that the protesters torched a private pickup van which was being used by the security forces in the operation. The official said the ultras belonged to the JeM.

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Following the incident, the authorities have suspended Internet services in the district.

A soldier of the Army's 9 Para was injured in this clash.

Eyewitnesses from the encounter site said that a house in which the militants were believed to be hiding has been blasted by forces.

Forces cordoned of the village at night and began a search operation.

In a separate ongoing encounter, a militant was killed and a paratrooper injured in Sagipora village of Sopore in north Kashmir.

There has been an increase in civilian killings in militancy-related violence as well with 54 civilians getting killed this year compared to 14 last year.

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