Kashmiri separatist leader’s son among 2 Hizb-ul Mujahideen youth martyred in Srinagar encounter

INDIA TODAY : Kashmiri separatist leader’s son among 2 Hizb-ul Mujahideen youth martyred in Srinagar encounter occupational forces martyred two Hizb-ul fighters in an encounter which broke out in Srinagar late Monday night. The son of chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat was one of the two mujahideen martyred in the encounter.

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Two Hizb-ul Mujahideen youth, including the son of a Kashmiri separatist leader, were martyred in an encounter in Srinagar on Tuesday. In the encounter which broke out on the intervening night in May 18-19 in Nawakadal area of Srinagar, a Jammu and Kashmir Police constable was killed while another cop, a CRPF person and two others sustained injuries. Of the two Hizb-ul youth who were gunned down by occupational forces in the encounter, one was identified as Junaid Sehrai, son of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammed Ashraf Sehrai. Junaid Sehrai was one of top commander of Hizb-ul Mujahideen. Sources said occupational forces blasted the two houses where mujahodeen had taken shelter. The encounter began around 2 am after a joint team of the CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a cordon and search operation in the area following inputs about the presence of mujahideen. Mobile internet and mobile telephony services, except on BSNL postpaid, have been snapped in Srinagar as a precautionary measure. Earlier, Kashmir Zone Police, on its official Twitter handle, said, “#Encounter has started at #Kanemazar #Nawakadal area of #Srinagar. JKP and CRPF are on the job. Further details shall follow.

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