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Two militants killed in separate encounters in Pulwama and Srinagar

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Militant killed in Pulwama was involved in civilian killing in Srinagar; the one killed in Srinagar was killer of police officer: Police

Srinagar: A militant involved in the recent civilian killings in Srinagar was killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district while another militant allegedly involved in killing a police officer was also killed in a separate shootout in Srinagar on Friday, police said.

Security forces received information about the presence of militants in the Wahibug area of Pulwama, following which a cordon and search operation there, they said.

Police said the search operation turned into an encounter in which one militant was killed.

“One #terrorist of #Srinagar City involved in recent civilian killing, neutralised in #Pulwama #encounter,” IGP, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar tweeted.

The slain militant was identified as Shahid Bashir Sheikh, a resident of Srinagar, police said.

They said one AK-47 rifle, along with ammunition, was recovered from the site of the encounter.

“He (Sheikh) was involved in the killing of a civilian, Mohammad Shafi Dar — an employee of Power Development Department, on 2/10/21. An AK-47 rifle was used in that killing,” police said.

Meanwhile, another encounter broke out between militants and security forces in the Bemina area of Srinagar on Friday evening

Giving details, police said that the “killer” of a probationary police inspector who was shot dead in Srinagar last month was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Bemina area of Srinagar.

“Killer of martyr PSI Arshid killed in Bemina encounter,” IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said in a statement.

Arshid, a resident of north Kashmir’s Kupwara, was shot dead on September 12 in Khanyar area of downtown Srinagar. The footage of the attack was also caught on a CCTV camera.

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