Published On: Fri, Mar 30th, 2018

J&K’s Shopian shootout: One injured Hizbul terrorist in Srinagar hospital

Srinagar: A Hizbul terrorist injured in a shootout with the Army in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district is being treated in a hospital here, said the police here on Friday.

These seasonal huts are occupied by Rashtriya Rifles personnel annually from April to November

According to a police statement, terrorist Asif Ashraf Malik of Krawoora Shopian, who had been active since 2017 with the outlawed Hizbul Mujahideen, had been admitted with a bullet injury to the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar.

“Preliminary investigation suggests he was injured in the incident of yesterday (Thursday) at Ahgam where terrorists from a car opened fire on an Army patrol and in the retaliatory fire by the troops Malik was injured.”

A senior police official said that the investigation into the incident was on and it was being ascertained as to who all were with Malik when the Army Patrol was attacked. Also it is being ascertained as to who accompanied the injured terrprist to the hospital, added the police official.

On the other hand, around half a dozen seasonal huts of the Army were torched by unidentified arsonists along the historic Mughal road in the Kashmir Valley on Friday, police said.

“Fire tenders were immediately deployed to douse the flames. A case has been registered and investigations have started,” police sources said.

These seasonal huts are occupied by Rashtriya Rifles personnel annually from April to November to secure the Mughal road that connects the Valley with the Jammu region.

It remains closed during the winter due to heavy snowfall.

This road is used as an alternative to Srinagar-Jammu Highway during the summer.

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