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Two JeM militants killed in Shopian encounter

Srinagar,April 13 (Scoop News)-Two JeM militants were killed on Saturday in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian.

Police said that on a credible input a cordon and search operation was launched at Gehind area in District Shopian, by Police and security forces.
During searches, terrorists fired upon the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.
In the ensuing encounter, 02 terrorists were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. Their identities and affiliations are being ascertained.
Incriminating material including arms and ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter. Police has registered a case.
Pertinently with the efforts of Police and security forces, it was a clean operation. No collateral damage happened during the encounter.
Police further informed that the two killed terrorists have been identified as Abid Wagay resident of Rawalpora Shopian and Shahjahan Mir resident of Amshepora Shopian.
According to the police records, both the killed terrorists were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM. They were wanted by law for their complicity in a series of terror crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities.
According to the police records, both the killed terrorists Abid Wagay and Shahjahan Mir were involved in the abduction and subsequent killings of civilians Firdous Ahmad of Batgund & Nissar Ahmad of Kapran and policeman Balwant Singh of Batgund last year in 2018. They were also involved in the killing of lady Khusboo Jan at Viel Shopian earlier this year. Moreover both were also involved in killing of a civilian Tanveer Ahmad of Bemnipora at Kachdoora in Shopian. Both of them were also involved in arson and setting ablaze of Panchayat Ghars at Kanjiullar and Ramnagar.
As per the police records, Shahjahan was also involved in snatching of weapons and killing of four police personnel at Arhama Shopian near petrol pump last year in 2018. He was also involved in attack on Police Station Shopian in which one cop Saqib Mohi-ud-Din had attained martyrdom and his rifle was snatched. He was involved in the abduction and killing of a young boy Huzaif Ashraf Kuttay resident of Manzgam D.H Pora.
Several terror crime cases were registered against both of them for planning and executing terror attacks on security establishments and killing of civilians in the area.
Citizens are once again requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitised and cleared of all the explosives materials if any.
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