Militants Slain In Shopian Encounter Identified

Srinagar, 20 Dec 2022. Based on specific inputs from JKP, a joint cordon and search operation was launched in the area of Mujmarg orchards in Shopian District by Indian Army, JKP and CRPF.

The Security Forces established the initial cordon with surprise and sealed the area. As the Security Forces approached the target area, the hiding militants lobbed multiple grenades and started indiscriminate firing on the troops. The Security Forces, while ensuring no collateral damage, retaliated with precision and neutralised the militants.

On detailed search, one AK series rifle, two pistols and other warlike stores were recovered from the encounter site.

According to JKP all the three terrorists belonged to proscribed outfit of LeT and have been identified as Umar Nazir Bhat, resident of Bon Dialgam, Anantnag; Danish Hussain Kakroo resident of Qazi Hamam, Baramula and Lateef Lone resident of Kachdoora Shopian.

PRO (Defence) Srinagar

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