Two militants were killed in a brief gunfight with government forces in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district late Wednesday night.
A police officer told us that army’s 9 RR and SOG had laid an ambush at Gopalpora village in DH Pora following a tip off about the movement of some militants in the area.
“As the militants entered the ambushed area, they were challenged after which a fierce gun battle took place between the forces and the militants in which two militants have been killed”, the officer said.
He said that both the bodies have been recovered along with as many AK 47 and their identity are being ascertained.
Meanwhile, in wake of the gunfight, authorities have blocked internet services including 2G/3G/4G in south Kashmir.
Director General of Police, Dr. S.P. Vaid today sanctioned special reward for seven wards of serving police personnel who have qualified competitive exams conducted by Board of Professional Examination.
The reward of Rupees Ten thousand each has been sanctioned out of Central Police Welfare Fund to encourage and inspire the school going children of police personnel. Thos who have been awarded are two MBBS, two BPT and three B.Tech qualifiers. They are Yasir Fayaz, Arfat Ahmad Wani, Junaid Ahmad Bhar, Ameet Kour, Mohammad Asim Khan, Farhana Inayat and Wasim Akram.
Scholarships in different categories are given to the police wards out of contributory police welfare fund with the aim to inculcate a spirit of competition and prepare them for competitive exams of professional courses. (PTK).
Pakistani National Mohd Abu Ismail, believed to be the Mastermind of July 10 Militant Attack on a bus carrying Amarnath Yatra, is likely to replace Abu Dujana as the Divisional Commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Kashmir. According to reports, 24 yr old Ismail infiltrated into India about two yrs ago and has been operating in South Kashmir. He carries a bounty of Rs 10 lakh on his head.
In its efforts to hone the skills of talented youth of State, Jammu and Kashmir Police under civic action programme is organizing a sports festival in Southern parts of Kashmir.
“The endeavour will channelize and boost the talent of budding players of the State both in boys and girls category. Various sports events under the age group of 19 will be played at District, Range, Zone and State levels,” a police statement said on Wednesday.
The interesting teams and individuals of all districts of South Kashmir are informed that they can collect and subsequently submit entry forms for 1st phase at their respective DySP DAR Offices by or before 12th of August, 2017.
The 1st phase of the event will commence on 23rd August, 2017 and will culminate on 30th August, 2017. The finalists of 1st phase will compete in 2nd phase of South Kashmir Range Sports Festival with the finalists of other districts of South Kashmir.
Various games including T20 Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Kabbadi, Tug of War, Karrate, 200 Metres race for boys, 100 Metres race for girls, Javelin throw, Discus throw (02 kilograms for boys, 01 kilograms for girls), Shot put 4.5 kilograms for both boys and girls, Kho-Kho, Wushu will be played in the Sports event.
A Civilian youth was killed on tuesday after govt forces opened fire on protesters near the encounter site at Hakripora village of Pulwama district. Sources said that many protesters sustained injuries in fresh firing by forces during clashes near and around the gunfight site. The deceased identified Firdous Ahmad of Begumbagh, Kakapora was brought dead to the hospital. He was hit with a bullet on his chest, Medical Superintendent said.
A fierce gunfight broke out between militants and forces in Hakripora village of Pulwama district in southern part of Kashmir on Tuesday morning, reports said
Reports reaching here said that three militants including top Lashkar Commander Abu Dujana and Arif Lilhari are trapped in the gunfight.
Police sources said that an operation was launched in the village around 4 am after inputs about the presence of militants in the village.
Gunshots were heard as the cordon was being laid, sources said, adding “As the forces approached towards the suspected spot, the militants hiding inside opened fire, triggering an encounter,” he said.
Meanwhile, authorities have suspended Internet services across the district to prevent ‘law and order problems’.
Some news reports said the operatuon was over and the trapped militants were killed but police is yet to confirm the killing. “We also are told that they are killed but let the bodies be recovered first,” one police officer said.