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3 militant associates of HM arrested in Tral: Police

‘IED material recovered from arrested associates’

(Asian News Hub) – The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested three militant associates of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

In a statement issued, official spokesperson said that acting on specific information of terrorist movement, Awantipora Police along with 42 RR and 180 BN CRPF launched search operation in Batagund and Dadsara villages of Tral.

He said that during search operation three associates of proscribed outfit Hizb-ul–Mujahideen were arrested.

He said that the arrested associates are involved in providing shelter, logistics and transportation of arms/ ammunition to the HM militants in Tral and Awantipora areas.

“During on spot questioning of the arrested associates IED material was recovered from the house one of the arrested associate in Dadsara which includes 8 electric detonators, 7 nti-mechanism Switches, 03 pressure switches/relay mechanism switches, one improvised switch and one anti-mine wireless antenna,” he said.

The official identified the militant associates as Shafat Ahmad Sofi son of Muzaffar Ahmad Sofi, a resident of Batagund, Majid Mohammad Bhat son of Lt. Gh. Mohammad Bhat and Umer Rashid Wani son of Abdul Rashid Wani—both residents of Dadsara.

He said that a case FIR number 09/202 stands registered against the arrested militant associates at Police Station Tral under relevant sections of law.

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5 more localities declared as micro-containment zones in Srinagar

(Asian News Hub) – The authorities on Monday declared five more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar in view of detection of fresh Covid-19 cases.

Srinagar admin said that 5 more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo have been declared as Covid-19 containment zones to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The areas which have been declared as containment zones include Meerakabad Shalimar, Hyder Colony Kill Khan Gali Upper Soura, Buchpora Firdous Colony in Zadibal and Gazaliabad Lane No. 01 HMT and Shahanwar Colony Lane 02 in Batamaloo area of Srinagar.

Officials said that at least these areas have at least 33 active cases of Covid-19 and to prevent the further spread of the virus, these localities have been declared as micro-containment zones.

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Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight

(Asian News Hub) – At least two unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that broke out between government forces and militants in Zeipora Mantribugh area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.

A senior police officer told that two unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained. He said that the search operation is still on in the area.

He said that the militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 38 militants have been killed so far in Jammu and Kashmir this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, the internet services have been snapped across Shopian district.

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Fortis hospital sets Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar

Appoints Dr Mir Sammiullah as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram

(Asian News Hub) – Keeping in view the rising incidence of liver diseases in Kashmir, Fortis Hospital has established a Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar.

The Centre will cater all types of liver diseases and liver transplant services.

Dr Mir Sammiullah has been appointed as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram.

The OPD services will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

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