One of the slain militants was Ishfaq Dar alias Abu Akram, a top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander who was behind a number of attacks and killings of security personnel as well as civilians in J&K.
Kashmir Zone Police had taken to Twitter to inform that that efforts were being made to get two militants taking refuge inside a mosque in Shopian after an overnight encounter to surrender.
A cordon and search operation was launched by security forces in the Manihal area of the district following information about the presence of militants there.
The chargesheet submitted before the chief judicial magistrate also identifies the role of two civilians -- Tabish Nazir and Bilal Ahmed Lone -- in the case.
After three persons were killed in an encounter in Shopian on July 18, who the Army said were unknown terrorists, some families from Rajouri claimed those killed were their kin.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kiloora area of Shopian district in south Kashmir following specific information about the presence of militants, a police official said.
Two villages in Kashmir -- Gund Jehangir in north Kashmir and Hirpora in south Kashmir’s Shopian district -- are the two major COVID-19 hotspots, with over 80 combined coronavirus cases reported from the two hamlets.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Melhora area of Shopian Tuesday night following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
Early Friday morning, two militants were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Keegam area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
The gunmen stopped the three trucks and started indiscriminate firing at the drivers who made an unsuccessful attempt to flee the area.
"Paise dekar aap kisiko bhi saath le sakte ho (you can bring anyone on your side by paying money)," Ghulam Nabi Azad said when asked about Ajit Doval's visit to Shopian.
Ajit Doval flew to Jammu and Kashmir day after the BJP government announced the abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of the state into two union territories.
Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants were on Saturday killed in two separate encounters with security forces in Baramulla and Shopian districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
An army vehicle of the 55 Rashtriya Rifle suffered minor damage after being targeted by an Improvised Explosive Device in Shopian district.
Top Jaish-e-Mohammed commander Munna Lahori from Pakistan was killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik expressed grief over the loss of lives in the accident and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of the kin of the deceased.
The slain militant has been identified as Firdous Ahmad Bhat and the OGW as Sajad Ahmad Dar, both belonging to Kulgam district.
Polls in Anantnag constituency comprising South Kashmir’s four districts -- Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama -- were held in three phases. Polling in the third and last phase today in Shopian and Pulwama, 2.64 percent polling was recorded, which is lowest ever in the electoral history of Jammu and Kashmir.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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