Two militants killed by security forces in Shopian encounter

Shopian encounter

"Two militants have been killed and weapons recovered from the encounter site". Quoting official sources, a local news agency GNS reported that two teenage boys sustained injuries after police and paramilitary forces fired teargas shells, pellet guns and bullets to disperse the protestors.

A spokesman of Indian army said that an encounter was also going on between mujahideen and Indian forces in the same area.

"So, the security forces cordoned the area and zeroed in the house where they were holed-up".

In the security forces firing, a 17-year-old boy Shakir Ahmad Mir and two girls were injured.

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Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq condemned the killing of the youth.

The injured girls identified as Sabreena daughter of Hilal Ahmad of Audoo, Shopian and Sumi Jan daughter of Ghulam Hassan Bhat of Audoo Shopian have been referred to Srinagar hospital for specialised treatment.

"Blood of #Kashmir's youth being spilled mercilessly and with impunity!" Shakir was rushed to a primary health centre, where he was declared dead on arrival. She was joined by her party members and some other opposition members in lodging protest.

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