Army deserter among 2 Hizb ultras killed in Shopian encounter
An Army deserter among two Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in Shopian encounter on Tuesday. The gunfight took place at Safnagri Zaina Pora in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
The police and security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the pre-dawn hours in the village. The security forces got a tip-off about the presence of militants in the area. Following which, the gunfight erupted in the region. The search operation was going on, the terrorists who were hiding, started firing on the police and security forces. They retaliated the firing that leads to an encounter.
During the encounter, two militants were killed. They are identified as Mohammad Idrees Sultan, alias Chota Abrar, of Safanagri Shopian and Amir Hussain Rather alias Abu Sobaan of Awneera Shopian. According to the media sources, they both were associated with Hizbul Mujahideen. They both were involved in the terror attacks on security and several civilian atrocities.