Hajin shootout: Mobile Internet service suspended in Bandipora

An official said that the service was suspended to “prevent law and order situation” following the killing of militants.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 11 2017 9:54AM | Updated Date: Oct 11 2017 9:54AM
Hajin shootout: Mobile Internet service suspended in BandiporaHajin shootout: Mobile Internet service suspended in Bandipora

Mobile Internet service was suspended in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday following a gunfight in Hajin that left dead two Air Force commandos and as many militants.

An official said that the service was suspended to “prevent law and order situation” following the killing of militants.

He said that militants opened fire on a joint party of 13 RR of army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir police laying siege to Rakh (Paribal) area of Hajin today morning following inputs about the presence of eight 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 an 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 @Ali Baba and Nasrullah Mir, son of Nazir Ahmad Mir, resident of Hajin. Both belonged to Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit, he said.

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