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Massive Cordon and Search in Shopian, 10 Villages under Cordon

Saturday, 19 August 2017 03:58 Written by

August 19

The Government Forces on Saturday Morning Launched a Massive Cordon and Search Operation in Shopian villages in Southern Kashmir.

Sources Told 'The Kashmiriyat' that a large number of troopers cordoned the Kellar, Zaipora, Ranipora, Pratabpora, Takipora, Batpora, Bamnoo and the adjoining areas.

Hundreds of troopers from Army’s 62 RR and 14th Bn of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) are involved in this massive anti Militancy Operation, Sources told 'The Kashmiriyat'.

10 Villages Shopian are under the cordon, which is believed to be a hotbed of militancy.

The Search Operation was going on when this report was filed.

This is the second massive Cordon and Search Operation in Shopian.

Earlier on May 4, at least 20 villages were cordoned in Shopian.

Intense Clashes in Shopian Post Encounter, 1 hit with a Bullet, Many Injured

Sunday, 13 August 2017 08:16 Written by

August 13

Two youth, One bullet hit in the leg and one hit with pellets in his eye were shifted to Srinagar Hospitals for treatment.

The youth were injured in the intense clashes that started after three local militants were killed in the Awnair Shopian Encounter.

At least ten other people have sustained injuries in the ongoing clashes in Shopian District.

The clashes have started at various places.

Internet services have been suspended in Kulgam and Shopian Districts.

Train Services have also been suspended for the second consecutive day.

Sources told 'The Kashmiriyat' that As Hundreds of youth assembled to protest the killing of three militants in the Awnair Encounter on Saturday, the troopers fired tear smoke shells and also fired bullets to disperse the protesters.

However the youth retaliated by throwing stones on the troopers.

The Clashes were going on when this report was being filed.

Militants Killed in Shopian Gunfight Idenitifed

Sunday, 13 August 2017 06:51 Written by

August 13

3 Militants of Hizbul Mujahideen identified as  Irfan Sheikh, Adil Malik & Umar Majeed have been identified to have been Killed in the encounter at Awanair Shopian.

Sheikh Irfan who was seen in many viral videos on Internet posing with a Gun was a resident of Maldera area in Shopian.

Aadil Malik resident of Malikgund in Shopian.

Umar Majeed, a resident of Kathpora, Kulgam

Sources told 'The Kashmiriyat' that security forces suffered heavy loses in the encounter. It was also confirmed by the Police that 5 militants had been trapped.

Two Soldiers were also killed in the encounter, while two others were injured.

A Few houses were also blasted, however the security forces ridiculed the reports of a Masjid being blasted.

The encounter has been called off, however the combing operations are still on.

Many protesters were also injured in the clashes around the gun fight sight in Southern Kashmir.

Shopian Gunfight Over, 3 Militants Killed, 2 Escape

Sunday, 13 August 2017 06:20 Written by

August 13

The Jammu Kashmir Police on Sunday said that three militants have been killed while two have escaped from the site of the encounter in the Gunfight at Awanair area of Shopian in Southern Kashmir.

The Director General of Police said that the input was about the presence of 5 militants, 3 have been killed while two have escaped from the site.

The firing has stopped at the encounter site from both the sides and the combing operations are on.

The idenitity of militants could not be confirmed as of yet, however some unconfirmed reports suggested the presence of top militant commander, Ghaznavi, a resident of Budgam Sheikh Irfan from Maldera, Shopian and Umar who had recently deserted the Army and joined militants to have been trapped earlier.

Two Army soldiers were also killed during the encounter that started on Saturday afternoon.

"The Militants were meeting to plan some disruptions for 15 August" a report said.

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Update: Firing Restarts at Shopian, 1 Militant, 2 Army Men killed so Far

Sunday, 13 August 2017 03:57 Written by

August 13

Two army personnel were killed and three others including an officer were injured during the initial phase of the gunfight late Saturday night in Shopian.

Reports suggest that the encounter has restarted early morning today after fresh firing.

Sources say that one militant has been killed so far amid heavy exchange of fire.

Local sources from Awnair suggest that a few houses have also been blasted.

A large group of militants was believed meeting in the village to plan subversive activity on August 1, the Hindustan Times Reported.


Firing During CASO in Shopian

Saturday, 12 August 2017 13:03 Written by

August 12

Gunshots were heard during a Massive Cordon and Search Operation launched in Awnnair area of Shopian in South Kashmir on Saturday.

Locals said that multiple gunshots could be heard in the cordoned area.

Clashes have also erupted in the area following the Operation that was launched in the afternoon.

The Operation was launched following a specific tip off about the presence of militants in the area.

Cordon and Search Operation in Shopian

Friday, 11 August 2017 06:23 Written by

August 11

A Cordon and search Operation has been launched by 44 RR and SOG Shopian at Pehlipora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The operation was launched on Friday morning after troopers received inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

Troopers have been deployed in large numbers and searches were going on when the last reports came in.

Clashes, CASO in Shopian

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 15:07 Written by

August 02

Massive Clashes erupted in Shopian after troopers laid a cordon and Search Operation in Sugan area of Southern Kashmir's Shopian District.

The troopers laid cordon around the village following a specific input about the presence of militants in the area.

In the afternoon, a joint troopers laid cordoned off the area after which massive clashes began.

The troopers fired tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters.