February 2020 News

January 2020: 23 Persons Including 17 Militants Killed In 12 Gunfights

1 February 2020
Brighter Kashmir

Srinagar: 23 persons including 17 militants were killed in the first month of the current year. Besides 17 militants, a policeman, 3 army soldiers and 2 army porters were also killed. The data available with Kashmir News Trust reveals that the first month of the year witnessed 12 gunfights between militants and the government forces that resulted in the killing of 21 persons. Two army porters were killed in Kasalian Pooch in Pakistan shelling. The encounters were witnessed in Khari Taharat forest area of Rajouri, Charsoo Awantipora, Gulshanpora Tral, Behrampora area of Central Kashmir's Chadoora town, Doda, Wachi Shopian, Zantral Khrew, Hari Pari Awantipora, Arwani Bijbehara and Nagrota Jammu. The men in uniform who were killed in different gunfights were Naik Sawant Sandip Raghunath of Maharashtra and Rifleman Arjun Thapa Magar of Nepal, soldier Rahul Rainswal and SOG man Shahbaz Chowdary of Manjkot Rajouri. Some of the slain militants included Shahid Dar, a resident of Arwani Bijebehara, Hamad Khan of Seer Jagir, Faizan Hamid from Mandora and Adil Bashir from Monghama Tral,Adil Ahmed of Chadoora, Harun Hafiz of Doda,Wasim Ahmed of Nagabal, Adil Ahmed of Zainpora and Hadayatullah of Shadipora Shopian, Qari Yasir, Burhan from Tral, Shahid Ahmed Ahangar of Qaimoh Kulgam.