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Overnight blaze at Sakidafar; 06 families bear brunt, F&E official sustains injury

Use electric gadgets properly, Dy Director F&E urges people

Sheikh Danish

Srinagar, Jan 18: Several houses were damaged in an overnight blaze that broke in Sakidafar area of Safa Kadal in Srinagar.

Officials said that a Sub Inspector rank officer of Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) department was also injured when he fell from a house while dousing the flames.

According to the news agency—KNO, officials said that a massive fire broke out in one of the residential houses at Ganderpora Chowk in Sakidafar area of Safa Kadal here, which engulfed several houses belonging to Muhammad Amin Lone, Shabir Ahmad Lone, Late Ghulam Ahmad Bhat, Muhammad Dilawar Bhat, Muhammad Aslam Bhat and Ghulam Muhammad Bhat.

“Six families bore the brunt of the blaze,” an eyewitness said.

The fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the fire, officials said, adding that a Sub Inspector rank officer from F&ES department identified as Noor Aalam Khan got injured when he fell down from a house during dousing the flames.

Deputy Director F&ES, Bashir Ahmad appealed people to use electric gadgets cautiously, saying that these gadgets are one among the reasons behind frequent fire incidents in winters.

He added that one of the officers of their department has suffered severe injuries while controlling the flames and stated that he has been shifted to hospital for treatment.

Notably, it was the third fire incident in Srinagar within last 24 hours. The family members whose houses got damaged in the fire were sewn wailing amid shreiks and cries. ” we lost everything…,” a group of women yelled.

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‘Militant associate’ arrested in Kupwara; 10 grenades, 182 bullets recovered

(Asian News Hub) – Army and police have recovered ten grenades and 182 rounds of Ak-47 rifle from a militant associate who was arrested in Kralpora area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, official sources said on Tuesday.

They said army 160 Territorial Army and SOG Kralpora arrested the “militant associate” Abdul Ahad Lone based on specific information. “10 grenades and 182 Ak-47 rounds” have been recovered from his possession.They said middle-aged man was associated with Al-Badr formerly.

A police officer confirmed the arrest and said that further investigations are underway.

GNS

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Three unidentified militants killed in Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – Three unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Vailoo area of Kokernag belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told that three unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

He said 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 19 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, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 46 militants have been killed in J&K so far this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

KNO

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Militant killed in an ongoing encounter at Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Vailoo area of Kokernag belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told that one militant has been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 19 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, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 44 militants have been killed in J&K so far this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

KNO

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