In 19 gunfights, 33 militants killed in J-K this month

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Thirty-three militants were killed in 19 gunfights in June in Kashmir, said official data.

As per data available with a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), of the 19 gunfights, Kulgam saw five gunfights, Shopian and Pulwama three each, Anantnag, Kupwara, Baramulla and Srinagar saw two gunfights each.

Timeline of gunfights

The gunfights began with the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Nisar Khanday in Rishipora Kapran area of Anantnag on 3 June.

On 6 June, a non-local LeT militant was killed in a gunfight in Sopore Zaloora area of Baramulla district, it said.

On 7 June, two LeT militants namely Tufail, a Pakistani citizen and Ishtiyak Lone from Tral Pulwama were killed in a gunfight in Kandi Kupwara.

On 7 June, a Hizb militant named Nadeem Ahmad Rather alias Dr Raja Nadeem, son of Abdul Rehman Rather resident of Ashmuji Kulgam who was missing since 27 March 2020 was killed in a gunfight in Badimarg Shopian.

On 11 June, Hizb militant identified as Rasik Ahmad Ganaie, a resident of Shouch village, near Mohanpora of the Kulgam district was killed in a gunfight in Kandipora Kulgam.

On 12 June, three local LeT militants identified as Junaid Shergojri, Fazil nazir Bhat and Irfan Ahmad Malik were killed in a gunfight in Drabgam Pulwama.

On 12 June, LeT militant Aadil Parry from Ganderbal was killed in a gunfight in Palpora Srinagar.

On 14 June, two LeT militants identified as Abdullah Goujri, a resident of Faisalabad, Pakistan and Adil Hussain Mir alias Sufian alias Musab, resident of Anantnag were killed in a gunfight in Bemina area of Srinagar.

On 15 June, two LeT militants identified as Jan Mohd Lone resident of Braripora Shopian and Tufail Nazir Ganie resident of Ramnagri Shopian were killed in a gunfight in Kanjiullar Shopian.

On 16 June, two Local Hizb militants were killed in a gunfight in Mishipora area of Kulgam.

On 16 June, two Hizb militants Junaid Ahmad Bhat and Basit Ashraf Wani were killed in a gunfight in Hangulgund area of Kulgam.

On 19 June, two local militants including one each from Jaish and LeT identified as Zakir Padder of Kulgam and Harris Sharief of Kulgam were killed in D.H Pora Kulgam.

On 20 June, four militants including three non-locals and one local arrested militant Showkat Ahmad from Sedow Shopian were killed in a gunfight in Lolab area of Kupwara.

On 20 June, a militant affiliated with LeT was killed in a gunfight in Chatpora Pulwama.

On 21 June, two LeT militants identified as Zahid Ahmad Chopan resident of Tengwani Shopian and Mohammad Younis Gul resident of Washbugh Pulwama were killed in a gunfight in Tulibal area of Sopore.

On 21 June, two JeM militants identified as Abid Ahmad Sheikh from Barpora Pulwama and Majid Nazir from Ladoo Pampore were killed in a gunfight in Tujan Pulwama.

On 25 June, militants managed to give slip to forces after a brief exchange of fire in Shirmal area of Shopian.

On 27 June, two LeT militants identified as Zubair Ahmad Mir resident of Qaimoh Kulgam and Idrees Ahmad Dar resident of Kulpora Kulgam were killed in Trubji Kulgam.

On 29 June, two LeT militants identified as Yasir wani of Wangund Qazigund and Rayees Ahmad of Chotipora Shopian were killed in Nowpora Mirbazar area of Kulgam. (KNO)

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