Hizb's Yasin among 3 terrorists killed in Shopian encounter

Yasin Itoo shopian shopian encounter Hizbul Mujahideen commander Hizbul Mujahideen burhan wani

Yasin Itoo shopian shopian encounter Hizbul Mujahideen commander Hizbul Mujahideen burhan wani

A police official told Rising Kashmir that: "Hizb operational commander Yasin Yatoo was among the three militants who were killed during the gunfight at Awneera in Shopian". In a statement, Hizb Chief Salah-ud-din said that Itoo was killed when he fell from a mountain while being on "operational duties". "As such the joint team was moving towards the target area, the terrorists - in a bid to break the cordon - fired upon them, triggering off a fierce encounter, in which three local terrorists were killed", the source said.

The other two slain militants were identified as Umar Majid and Irfan. The sacrifice of Yasin Itoo and his two associates will be remembered for times to come because they stood the ground and allowed his associates to escape safely thus setting a great example of bravery and leading by example he said and added that "it is an irreparable loss".

Earlier among the three militants killed in the encounter, the police had identified one militant as Adil Malik but after verification, the police said Malik was not among the killed. One Kevyt Konekivaan (KK) series rifle, reportedly used by Itoo, and two AK series rifles were recovered from the encounter scene.

Irate crowds clashed with the security forces at several places in the area during and after the encounter. He was also involved in bank robbery case of PS Yaripora. The police responded by firing tear gas shells and pellets.

In north Kashmir, suspected militants opened fire after police and army started a cordon and search operation at Wahab Parray Mohalla in Hajin area of Bandipora district.

Meanwhile, the internet services have been reportedly snapped in district Budgam. Waman was a resident of village Lonagra in Akola, Maharashtra and is survived by his parents, one brother and one sister. Coming from Village Kandani of Sivagangai district in Tamil Nadu, the young martyr Sep Ilayaraja P was also 25 years in age and had donned the uniform in 2012.

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