Rising Kashmir NewsSrinagar
Three militants killed in the encounter with the state government forces in Awneera, Zainpora area of district Shopian belonged to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit, police said today.
Police officials told Rising Kashmir that the slain militants were identified as Umar Majid Sheikh, Kathpora Yaripora; Adil Malik, of Malikgund Shopian and Irfan ul Sheikh, of Malldaira Shopian.
The encounter had started on Saturday evening in Awneera village of district Shopian in which three militants, two armymen, identified as Sepoy Ilayaraja P ans Sepoy Gawai Sumedh Waman, were also killed while four army men were injured during the encounter.
Unconfirmed reports also said that scores of people sustained pellet injuries in overnight clashes which erupted near the encounter site between the state government forces and the people.