Physiotherapist among 2 Hizb militants slain in nocturnal gunfight in Bijbehara

Srinagar: The two militants killed in a pre-dawn gunfight with government forces in Bijbehara village of south Kashmir include a Physiotherapist Burhan-ud-Din Ganie.

The duo was killed in a nocturnal encounter with government forces after a joint of army’s 3RR and SoG launched a cordon and search operation in Baagandar Mohalla of the Town following inputs about the presence of some militants in the area.

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Sources said that soon after the searches were intensified, the militants opened fire which was retaliated leading to an encounter.

The slain was identified as Burhan-ud-din Ganie son of Muhammad Sadiq Ganie, a resident of SK colony Anantnag. He was pursuing BUMS in physiotherapy; and Sabdar Amin son of Muhammad Amin, a resident of Zirora in Bijbehara. The duo, sources said, was affiliated with Hizb ul-Mujahideen,

Police in a statement said two bodies were recovered from the site of the gunfight.

A police spokesperson said that Safder was 25 years old and had joined Hizb ul-Mujahideen on 12th of May in 2017.

While Burhan alias Saifullah had was graduating in Physiotherapy and was active with Hizb since 24th of June 2018.

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