Hizb's Yasin among 3 terrorists killed in Shopian encounter

Hizb's Yasin among 3 terrorists killed in Shopian encounter

Police also said that the Itoo and two others were involved in a number of anti-national and militancy-related activities. A dozen stone-pelting protesters were injured in clashes with security forces in the area.

The Indian armed forces registered yet another success in their fight against terrorism when a top Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed in encounter. They were identified as Irfan, a tech-savvy militant involved in online propaganda for the militant outfit, and Umar, who was personal security man of Ghaznavi. The commanders are Bashir Lashkari, Junaid Mattu, Abu Dujana and now Yaseen Itoo.

Earlier among the three militants killed in the encounter, the police had identified one militant as Adil Malik but after verification, the police said Malik was not among the killed.

Itoo, often called a "vintage militant" as he joined Hizbul Mujahideen in 1996, had surrendered in 2007 and later released on parole in 2014.

After the operation got over, Director General of Police of Jammu & Kashmir SP Vaid, tweeted, "Today morning 3 Terrorists Eliminated at Zainpora Shopian".

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The operation began after security forces received inputs that terrorists are present in Awneera village of Zainapora area of the district. During the search operation, terrorists hiding in the area fired upon the joint search party.

Separately, in north Kashmir's Bandipora, two policemen were wounded when they were shot by suspected militants, and a civilian succumbed to his injuries from a petrol bomb attack in Srinagar.

Internet services have been blocked in Badgam district following the identification of Itoo among the slain militants. A cordon was laid to ensure Itoo has no escape plan.

The dead soldiers were identified as Sepoy Ilayaraja P, a resident of Tamil Nadu, and Sepoy Gawai Sumedh Waman from Maharashtra.

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