Two terrorists including Lashkar commander Junaid Mattoo killed in Kulgam encounter

Kulgam encounter: A 22-year-old civilian was killed when security forces opened fire on protesters during the encounter in the village.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 16, 2017 4:11 pm
kashmir encounter, kulgam encounter, Junaid Mattoo, Lashkar commander Junaid Mattoo, lashkar terrorist, kashmir militant, encounter in kulgam, indian army, kashmir news The terrorists were holed up inside a house in Arwani village in the south Kashmir district. (Representational photo)

Lashkar commander Junaid Mattoo and another terrorist were killed in an encounter by security forces in Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir. It was a joint operation by the Army, Special Operations Group (SOG) and the CRPF, ANI reported. The terrorists were holed up inside a house in Arwani village in the south Kashmir district.

A 22-year-old civilian was killed when security forces opened fire on protesters during the encounter in the village. As the encounter was in progress, the villagers tried to break the cordon so that the terrorists could escape.  The police and CRPF used bullets and pellets to disperse the protesters during which 22-year-old Mohammed Ashraf, a resident of Kharpora was hit by a bullet in the abdomen and was killed. Nine other protesters were also injured in the clashes.

Meanwhile, two civilians were injured in North Kashmir’s Bandipore town when army opened fire on a vehicle after it failed to stop at a checking point. Both the injured were shifted to Srinagar hospital.

(With inputs from Mir Ehsan)

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    Shafted mohammed
    Jun 17, 2017 at 4:04 am
    Good job guys kill the remaining lot of terrorists so that Kashmir becomes and remains terrorist free.
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    Saigiridhar
    Jun 16, 2017 at 10:37 pm
    It is high time that we Indians irrespective of Religion, Caste or Political affiliation tolerate these terrorist attacks. We need to unitedly throw those terrorists and their supporters out of India immediately.
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    Indian
    Jun 16, 2017 at 8:39 pm
    STONE PELTERS should be shot on their KNEE JOINT so that they limb around for rest of their life.
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    Subspan Raman
    Jun 16, 2017 at 7:34 pm
    Commander? Why IE gives this terrorist this le? The bum is the leader of a small bunch of murderers.
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    Swadeshi
    Jun 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    Stone throwers should be caught and handed over to the mobs in Jammu or Bombay or Kolkata for a special Indian mob treatment so that the other potential stone throwers will stop this type of act at once
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    Ashutosh Aggarwal
    Jun 16, 2017 at 6:23 pm
    Bravo, Army. Keep it up. Finish them, one by one.
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    sri
    Jun 16, 2017 at 6:21 pm
    It is very unfortunate that only one stone pelter was killed during the operations against the terrorists. The Army should kill all the stone pelters who try and help the terrorists to escape
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    KISHOR KUMAR
    Jun 16, 2017 at 5:36 pm
    do not kill these s,just break their leg bones,then let them throw stones.
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