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Sopore encounter ends, slain militant buried as unidentified in Sheeri

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Peerzada Waseem
Baramulla: A militant who was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Wadoora Payeen village of Sopore last evening was on Wednesday buried in Sheeri area of this north Kashmir district.
Official sources told INS that the body of militant was burnt and was almost beyond recognition. They said that authorities have buried him in Sheeri. A police officer said that body was buried as no family came forward to claim him. “If any family approaches police later, we will hand over the body after completing the due legal and medical formalities,” the officer said.
The militant was killed in an encounter that ensued after contingents of Army 22 RR, SOG Sopore, 177, 179 and 92 CRPF Batallion Baramulla and Police cordon off Wadoora Payeen village yesterday.
As the forces intensified the searches, militants hiding in the area opened fire, leading to a gunfight in which the militant was killed. “The house in which the militants were taking refuge was completely damaged during the course of the gunfight,” a source said. Meanwhile, schools and colleges in the apple town has veeb closed on the orders of administration. Internet too remained suspended.

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