Two Indian Air Force commandos, two LeT militants killed in Kashmir shootout

CNS reports from Indian occupied Kashmir


Bandipora: In a fierce shootout between government forces and the militants during wee hours on Wednesday two militants and two Air Force commandos were killed

in Hajin area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

The shootout started when a joint party of 13 Rashtriya Rifles of Army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir police laid siege to Rakh (Paribal) area of Hajin following inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

“As the Forces were closing in, the hiding militants fired upon them around 5 am, resulting in injuries to three personnel of Garud Commando Force. Two of them succumbed later,” said a police official.

He identified the deceased commandos as Cpl Neelesh Nayan and Sgt Milind Khabar.

He said the commandos were operating with the army for operational experience and training.

A senior police official said that two militants were also killed in the shootout.

They were identified as Abu Bakr alias Ali Baba and Nasrullah Mir, son of Nazir Ahmad Mir, resident of Mir Mohalla Hajin. Both belonged to Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit, he said.

A police official told news agency CNS that Nasrullah Mir was a known stone-pelter against whom several cases stands registered in different police stations. “He disappeared in March this year and joined Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit,” he said.

The official added that besides some food stuff and medicine, arms and ammunition was recovered from the possession of slain militants.

Meanwhile, Deputy Inspector General North Kashmir VK Bridi said the slain militants were involved in the killing of off-duty BSF man Muhammad Ramzan Parrey.

Parrey was killed by gunmen on September 28. Four of his family members were injured in the shooting.

He said that they were part of the Lashkar-e-Toiba militant group involved in several attacks on security forces and civilians in the area in recent past.

Thousands of people amid complete shutdown participated in his last rites while the body of another non-local militant was secretly buried in Uri Gantmohalla. Witnesses said that men, women and children took to roads and participated in the final rites of slain local militant Nasraullah. The mourners raised pro-Islam and pro-freedom slogans. Large contingent of Police and Para-military troopers had been deployed on roads to maintain law and order.

Witnesses added that youth clashed with police after the killing of these two militants.

Authorities closed educational institutions in Bandipora district and some parts of Baramulla district following the culmination of encounter. Authorities also snapped internet service.

According to the orders of District Magistrate Bandipora, class work shall remain suspended in Government Degree College Sumbal, Government Higher Secondary Sumbal, Government Higher Secondary school Hajin, Government Higher Secondary school Naidkhai and Government High School Sumbal today.

He said the class work has been suspended “as a precautionary measure”. (CNS)


LeT pays tributes to militants killed in Hajin encounter

Srinagar: Militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba Wednesday paid their immense tribute to two militants killed in Hajin gunfight. Paying tributes to Abu Ammar Nasrallah and his companion Abu Ali LeT Chief Mahmood Shah in a statement to news agency CNS said that the Indian forces have since long known that they are upto no position in defending themselves against the ‘Freedom Fighters’ of Lashkar-e-Taiba. He claimed that in the 10 hour long fierce gunfight between the forces and the two militants, the militants managed to kill 6 Indian Army personnel while injuring 9 others.

Mehmood Shah told CNS that Commander Nasrallah was a nightmare for Indian forces and the descendents of the militants will continue joining the ranks. Mocking the Indian Security forces, he said that putting up Air Force, Rashtariya Rifles (Army), SOG and hundreds of other military personnel against just two militants tells a lot about the bravery of Indian forces.

Mahmood Shah congratulated the mother and other family members of Nasrallah and said that “Nasrallah sacrificed for better and secure future of the nation. He showed immense courage and attained his Martyrdom, fighting the occupational forces.” In the statement to CNS Mahmood Shah further said, “I attribute the successes of freedom struggle to the unmatched love of the nation with the Freedom Fighters and said that it is the support of the nation upon which Mujahideen thrive upon. Our aims, ambitions and passion surpasses all hurdles. We have vowed not to back off from making any sacrifice until and unless the last person of Indian forces quits Jammu Kashmir.” (CNS)


Two policemen arrested for providing ammunition to Hizb militants in Kashmir

Srinagar: Police in Shopian district of south Kashmir have arrested two cops and an over-ground worker (OGW) who supplied ammunition to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants.

An official said that a naka party of police apprehended Adil Ahmad Negroo near Circuit House Shopian in suspicious conditions and recovered twenty live rounds of AK-47 from his possession on October 9.

“He is a strong OGW of active militant Waseem Wagay alias Saifullah and Ishfaq Thoker alias Abrar of HM outfit,” he said.

“On questioning, the said person revealed that he and his friend namely Mudasir Ahmad Mir of Okay Kulgam had received 40 rounds of AK-47 from one constable Shabir Ahmad Malik of Amshipora Shopian presently posted in District Ganderbal”.

The official said that Constable Shabir Ahmad Malik was apprehended. “He further revealed that he had received the said 40 rounds from Constable Nazir Ahmad Najar of Kulgam who is currently posted in Kot DPL Shopian,” he said.

A senior police official of the district said that both the policemen have been arrested and further investigation is on. (CNS)

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