Shopian killings: Death toll climbs to 6

Shopian killings: Death toll climbs to 6
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Srinagar: The death toll in last night’s firing incident in Shopian district of south Kashmir has climbed to six after one more dead body was recovered from the scene and another some Kms away from the area on Monday.
“Another body has been found at a distance from last evening’s incident at Pahnoo Shopian,” a police spokesman said.
He said the deceased has been identified as Gowhar Ahmed Lone of Chitragam in Shopian.
Sources said Lone’s body was recovered from a car.
Meanwhile, body of a militant was recovered from an apple orchard in Saidapora area of Shopian some eight miles away from the spot where four civilians and a militant were killed last evening taking over all death toll to six. Police identified the dead body as Ashiq Hussain who was affiliated with LeT.
The preliminary investigation suggests the death of the said militant is a part of the chain of incident at Pahnoo Shopian, police said
Five persons, including a militant, were killed in a firing incident last night in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
A police official said a joint MVCP (mobile vehicle check post) near Pohan in Shopian had signalled a car to stop, but it did not. The Army men were fired upon and they retaliated, in which a militant was killed, the official said.
He said a weapon and a pouch were found near the militant’s body.
He said when police were called in, they found a car some distance away in which three boys were found dead.
Srinagar-based Defence Spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said the militant has been identified as Shahid Ahmad Dar, a resident of Jamnagri Shopian.
He said the three boys were over-ground workers and accomplices of the slain militant.
All the three were locals and residents of Trenz, Pinjoora and Imamsahib areas of Shopian.
The Internet has been already suspended in Shopian and Pulwama districts since last evening following the killing of four civilians and a militant at Pahnoo village. Later, the body of another militant was found in an apple orchard at Saidipora some 8 to ten kilometers far away from Pahnoo village.

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