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3 more youth injured in firing by govt forces in Shopian, shifted to SMHS

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Mudasir Maqbool
Shopian: Three more youth with bullets injuries have been brought to district hospital Pulwama, taking the number of wounded in firing by government forces on youth near Sugan, the native village of Zeenat-ul-Islam, the top Al-Badr commander who was killed along with his associate in Yaipora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, to five.
Reports said that government forces opened fire as funeral for Zeenat-ul-lsam was being prepared at Sugan. The government forces resorted to firing, leading to the injuries to five youth who were shifted to Pulwama hospital. All of them were shifted to SHMS hospital in Srinagar for specialized treatment, a doctor at the hosoital .
On Saturday, Zeenat-ul-Islam alias Dr Usman and his associate Shakeel Ahmad Dar were caught unawares as Army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles personnel came in sumo vehicles and cordoned off the kathpora village in Yaripora.
The SOG of J&K Police and the CRPF joined the army before encounter with the hiding militants was established, officials said. There was a brief exchange of fire, leading to the killing of Zeenat-ul-Islam (30), listed in police records as category A++ militant and carried a bounty of Rs 12.5 lakh on his head.

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