Soldier, three militants killed in Kashmir encounters

Written by Adil Akhzer | Srinagar | Published: September 28, 2018 3:59:41 am

Following the Budgam encounter and Malik’s death, many youths took to the streets in protest at Srinagar’s old city area and clashed with security personnel, resulting injuries to several protesters. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi/Representational)

Two militants, including a former special police officer (SPO), were killed in an encounter in central Kashmir’s Budgam district and a militant and a soldier killed in another encounter in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Thursday.

In another incident, a civilian was killed in Srinagar. The police said he died in “cross-firing” after security forces launched a cordon and search operation at his home early Thursday morning on inputs of militants’ presence in the house. His family denied the police version and claimed that no militant was present in the house.

The soldier who died in the encounter was identified as Sepoy Happy Singh of 19 RR.

According to Anantnag SSP Altaf Khan, an encounter broke out in Gazi Gund Dooru area of the district around 3 am Thursday in which Sepoy Happy Singh sustained bullet injuries. He succumbed later, the SSP said.

Singh was a resident of Bhatinda, Punjab. Khan said another soldier…

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