Three Hizb militants killed in Shopian gunfight identified

The slain militants were identified as Umar Majid Sheikh, resident of Kathpora Yaripora; Adil Malik, resident of Malikgund Shopian and Irfan ul Sheikh, resident of Malldaira Shopian.

Khalid Gul
Publish Date: Aug 13 2017 11:59AM | Updated Date: Aug 13 2017 8:14PM
Three Hizb militants killed in Shopian gunfight identifiedKamran Yousuf/GK

Three militants killed in a gunfight with government forces in Awneera village of Shopian in south Kashmir belonged to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit, police said today.

The slain militants were identified as Umar Majid Sheikh, resident of Kathpora Yaripora; Yaseen Itoo alias Mehmood Ghaznavi, a resident of Nagam Chadoora and Irfan ul Sheikh, resident of Malldaira Shopian.

An official said that three Ak-47 rifles were recovered from their possession.

He said that searches are going on in the area.

Earlier, reports said that operational Commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Yasin Itoo, alias Mehmood Ghaznavi was among the militants trapped inside the village.