2 militants killed in encounter in J&K; teenage boy dies in crossfire

Two teenage girls injured in fresh clashes near Shopian gunfight site

2 militants killed in encounter in J&K; teenage boy dies in crossfire

A teenage boy was killed Wednesday in forces firing near the site of an encounter in Shopian district, reports quoting official sources said.

Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said two militants have been killed in the encounter.

Two deceased militants and a civilian were laid to rest on Thursday at their native places in south Kashmir's Shopian district. Unfortunately, one boy was also killed in the crossfire and two ladies sustained injuries. "The search operation is still going on", Vaid tweeted.

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Meanwhile, army's Srinagar based defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia also confirmed the killings to GNS. Additional troops have been sent in as reinforcements for the operation.

The law and order situation had no impact on the security forces operation and they continued to engage militants in the gunfight.

However, Kashmir's chief Muslim cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a tweet alleged that the security forces indiscriminately opened fire on protesters.

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The slain militants have been identified as Sameer Ahmad Wani and Firdous Ahmad, both local Kashmiris from Shopian's Odoo and Ganawpora villages.

Shakir Ahmad Mir and several others sustained injuries when police fired pellet guns and tear smoke shells to disperse protesters at Chaigund, the officials said.

The bodies of the two terrorists, who were neutralised in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian on Wednesday, have been recovered.

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