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Kashmir witnesses 13 encounters, 36 casualties in 16 days; a timeline

October is turning out to be the bloodiest month this year in Jammu and Kashmir as 36 persons have lost their lives in 16 days so far.

As per the data, J&K has witnessed 13 encounters resulting in the killings of 14 militants and nine Indian soldiers.

On 1 October, a newly recruited militant Mujeeb Lone, a resident of Redwani Bala in Kulgam was slain in the Rakhama area of Shopian.

On 08 October, militant Aaqib Kumar, a resident of Trenz in Shopian was killed in an encounter in Chanapora in Srinagar.

On 09 October, militants managed to escape after a brief exchange of fire in the Methan area of Srinagar.

On 11 October, two militants Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar from Shahgund and Yawar Ahmad from the Kakapora area were killed in Gund Jahangeer Hajin in Bandipora and Khangund Verinag encounters respectively.

On 12 October, five militants were killed in two separate encounters in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Three militants identified as Danish Hussian Dar, Yawar Naikoo, and Mukhtar Shah were killed in Tulran in Shopian while two militants Ubaid Ahmad Dar and Khubaib Ahmad Nengroo were killed in Feripora in Shopian.

On 13 October, top Jaish commander Shamsudin Sofi of Satoora Tral was killed in an encounter in Waggad.

On 15 October, a militant Shahid Bashir Sheikh of Karfali Mohalla Habba Kadal who had joined militant ranks recently was killed in the Washbugh area of Pulwama while Tanzeel Ahmad from Habba Kadal area was killed just after hours after the Pulwama encounter in Bemina Srinagar.

On 16 October, two militants Umar Mushtaq Khanday of Tulbagh Pampore and Shahid Khurshid of Methan Chanpora were killed in an encounter in the Pampore area of Pulwama district.

On 11 October, five army personnel were killed in a gunfight with militants in the Poonch area of the Jammu division. The operation is still going on in the area.

On 14 October, two soldiers were killed in an encounter in the Mendhar area of Poonch while in the same operation two more soldiers were killed on 16 October.

Besides that three soldiers allegedly committed suicide.

On 02 October, Majid Ahmad Gojri a resident of Chattabal Srinagar was killed in the Karan Nagar area of Srinagar while Mohammad Shafi Dar a resident of Batamallo was killed in his locality.

On 05 October, ML Bindroo, a chemist, Virendar Paswan a non-local street vendor and Mohammad Shafi Lone president of Sumo drivers association Naidkhai were killed in the Iqbal Park area, Lal Bazar and Shah Gund Hajin in Bandipora area respectively.

On 07 October, two teachers namely Deepak Chand and Supindar Kour were killed in the Sangam Eidgah area of Srinagar.

On 07 October, a nomad named Parvez Ahmad son of Noor u Din from remote Rajkang, Kashwan was killed after he allegedly ignored a stop signal by the Naka party of 40 battalions at Moonghal area of Anantnag district.

On 16 October, two non-local labourers namely Arvind Kumar Shah of Banka Bihar and Sagir Ahmad of Uttar Pradesh (UP) were killed by suspected militants in Eidgah Srinagar and Litter Pulwama respectively.

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