Rising Kashmir NewsSrinagar
Second army has been killed during an encounter between militants and the state government forces that is underway in Awneera village of district Shopian.
Police officials confirmed the death of second army man to Rising Kashmir.
Earlier, an army man was killed soon after the encounter started.
Rising Kashmir learnt that scores of civilians have been injured during the clashes at the encounter site.
Local sources told Rising Kashmir that the state government forces have restored to indiscriminate pellet firing in which scores of local civilians were injured.
However, Rising Kashmir could not confirm about the injured civilians.
With the death of these two army men, the death toll has reached 22 in Kashmir since July 30.
Total causalities since July 30: 22
Government Forces: 04
On July 30, two militants, identified as Shariq Ahmad of Gulzarpora, Awantipora and Showkat Ahmed aka Shabir of Mihind area of district Anantnag were killed in Tahab area of district Pulwama.
On August 01, LeT Commander Abu Dujana along with his local associate Arif Nabi Bhat were killed at Hakripora village of district Pulwama. Two civilians, identified as Firdous Ahmed Khan and Aqeel Ahmad Bhat were shot dead by the state government forces during the post encounter clashes.
On August 03, two army men were killed, identified as Major Pandey and Sepoy Chhultim, in Zaipora area of Shopian district.
On the same day, August 03, two Hizb Militants were killed in Gopalpora area of district Kulgam, identified as, Aqib Ahmad Itoo of Gopalpora and Suhail Rather of Tantraypora, Yaripora Kulgam.
On August 04, a 10-day-old militant, identified as Yawar Nisar was killed at Kanelwan, Bijbehara area of district Anantnag. One civilian, identified as Ghulam Mohiuddin Bhat, son of Mohammad Yousuf, of Arwini area of Kulgam, was also shot dead by the state government forces.
On August 05, three LeT militants, identified as Abid Hamid Mir of Mir Mohallah Hajin, Javid Ahmad Dar of Khanpora, Baramulla and Danish Ahmad Dar s/o Ghulam Hassan Dar of Batpora Sopore, were killed in Amargrah area of Sopore.
On August 07, a non-local LeT militant, identified as Umer, was killed in an encounter between militants and the state government forces in Samboora area of ditrict Pulwama.
On August 09, three three militants, identified as Zahid Ahmad Bhat resident of Nowdal Tral, Mohammad Ishaq Bhat resident of Batagund Tral and Mohammad Ashraf Dar resident of Baghi Trich, Pulwama were killed in an encounter between militants and the state government forces in Gulabbag area of Tral in district Pulwama.
On the same day, On August 09, Mohammad Younis Sheikh of Soimoo, Tral area of Pulwama died of pellet injuries during clashes at encounter site.
On August 12, two army men were killed in an encounter at Awneera area of district Shopian.
Police officials told Rising Kashmir that heavy exchange of fire is going on between militants and the state government forces.
Rising Kashmir has lernt that three militants are believed to be trapped inside a residential house in Awneera.
There were also reports that a mosque was blasted by the state government forces in the same area.
However, a police official told Rising Kashmir that: “There was no damage to any mosque caused in Shopian. Rumour mongers are trying to vitiate the atmosphere. Action will be taken against such elements.”