Yasin Ittoo among slain Shopian militants

Forces carry out searches for militants in north Kashmir’s Bandipora where two police officers were wounded after being shot

Forces carry out searches for militants in north Kashmir’s Bandipora where two police officers were wounded after being shot

In a statement, Hizb Chief Salah-ud-din said that Itoo was killed when he fell from a mountain while being on "operational duties". Earlier there was some confusion about his identity and it was presumed that Adil Malik was killed in the gun-battle at Avneera village in Shopian that began on Saturday evening.

Hizbul Mujahideen commander Yasin Itoo is among the three terrorists killed in the Shopian encounter. When the security forces were trying to comb the area, the terrorists opened fire and attacked the security forces. He said Hizbul Commander Yasin Yatoo alias Mehmood Ghaznavi was a resident of Chadoora in Budgam district and first joined militancy in year 1997 after crossing over to other side of the Line of Control.

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Two Army personnel were killed and three others, including an officer, were injured during the initial phase of the gunfight late on Saturday night.

One Kevyt Konekivaan (KK) series rifle used by Itoo and two AK series rifles were recovered from the encounter scene. He said he was also involved in bank robbery case of PS Yaripora. The police responded by firing tear gas shells and pellets.

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Meanwhile, two J&K policemen Mukhtar Ahmed and Muhammad Ashraf and an Army jawan Raj Kumar were injured when the militants opened fire at a joint search party when it entered Wahab, Parray Mohalla in Hajin area of northern Bandipore district on Sunday, officials said. A dozen stone-pelting protesters were injured in clashes with security forces in the area.

Internet services have been blocked in Badgam district following the identification of Itoo among the slain militants. Martyr Sep Gawai Sumedh Waman, 25 years of age, had joined the Army in 2011 and hailed from Village Lonagra in Akola, Maharashtra. He is survived by his Parents, one brother and one sister.

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