2 of the 3 slain militants identified, involved several incidents

2 of the 3 slain militants identified, involved several incidents

Srinagar: Two of the militants killed in an encounter in south Kashmir yesterday were locals while another was a foreigner, involved in a number of attacks on security forces, a police spokesman said here this evening. He said two local militants were identified as Mukhtar Ahmad Lone alias Gazi Umer son of Mohammad Akram resident of Amirabad Tral and Parvaiz Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Qadir Mir resident of Pahoo Pulwama and a foreign militant. They were involved in a number of anti national activities. Mukhtarwas involved in many grenade attacks on CRPF and Police. He was involved in the attacks on CRPF Batallion Headquarters at Tral Bala in which two CRPF personnel were injured, CRPF camp at Lariyal Tral in which 10 CRPF personnel were injured, Army camp at Panzoo Tral and Police Post Aripal in which one CRPF person got injured. He was also involved in many firing incidents including at Panzoo Tral on Army camp. Parvaiz along with four other persons was involved in the murder of one person namely Mushtaq Ahmad Kuchay son of Ghulam Mohammad Kuchay resident of Rakh Lajoora in the year 2010. He was under the judicial lockup in the instant case. During the trial court has released him in March 2017 and afterwards he joined the militant ranks. He said as reported earlier acting on a specific information, Awantipora police along with 42 RR and 180 Bn CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Batiwan forest area of Satoora, in the jurisdiction of Police Station Tral, Awantipora, yesterday. During the search operation hiding militants fired upon the search party. The fire was retaliated, ensuing an encounter. Three militants were killed in the encounter. Three AK rifles and other ammunition was recovered from the encounter site.

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