Written by: Adil Akzer
| Srinagar |
Published : 11. June 2020 5:32:31
The shot down activists, clashes at Shopian, Hizbul Mujahidin, Srinagar News, Indian Express NewsThe latest meeting took place early Wednesday morning in the Sugar Shop area after a unified force sealed the area based on intelligence information. (Alternative)
Five fighters were killed in a shooting with security forces in Jammu and Shopyan Kashmir district on Wednesday.
That was the third meeting in this district in 72 hours. A total of 14 fighters were killed in these three confrontations.
The last meeting took place early on Wednesday morning in the Sugu area of Chopin, after a joint force had cordoned off the area on the basis of intelligence information.
Four of the five local activists killed Wednesday were associated with the Hizbul mujahideen, one of whose unit is the district commander, an official said. Another activist is connected to Lashkar-e-Taiba, an official said.
Today we have another successful operation after the Shopoyan police gathered information in which five fighters were killed, including the British government commander. Since Sunday, 14 fighters have been killed in three operations in the Shopyan district. It was a group of militants from the Khanty-Mansiysk and LT units, said Vijay Kumar, Kashmir and IGP. I praise the cops on the scene for the lack of collateral damage.
Wednesday morning, the 15th. Army Corps of Srinagar that the joint operation was launched at 1:45 a.m., after the police arrived at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning and contact was made with the militants.
In the afternoon the army announced that the militants were hiding in an orchard.
Brigadier General Ajay Katoch, commander of the rifle sector of the 12th Army in Rashtriya, told the reporters later the day that he … In the ensuing firefight, which lasted more than 6-7 hours, the terrorists made six or seven attempts to break through the perimeter.
At 7:00 a.m., a terrorist approached the perimeter, threw a grenade and opened fire… he was neutralized. Around noon two more terrorists were neutralized, and around 1 pm two terrorists tried to cross the barrier again, he said.
During the operation there were clashes after the locals tried to make their way to the rendezvous point.
The operation carried out by the security forces on Wednesday came 72 hours after two major operations in the Chopian region.
On Sunday, five Hizbul fighters were killed in a shooting in the Chopian neighbourhood of Revan. And on Monday, four Hezbollah fighters were shot dead in the Pinjor area.
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