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Terrorists brutally kill woman in Shopian, murder video goes viral

The 25-year-old woman is said to be the maternal cousin of terrorist commander Zeenat-ul-Islam who was killed along with his associate in an encounter at Katpora in Kulgam last month.

Statesman News Service | Jammu |

In a barbaric act, terrorists on Friday abducted a woman and killed her, shooting a video of the act, in Shopian district of South Kashmir. The 25-year-old girl was shot from a point blank range by the terrorists even as she begged for mercy. The murder video is being circulated on social media and has gone viral.

The bullet riddled body was retrieved by the police from Dragad area of Zainapora in Shopian district. She has been identified as Ishrat Muneer, daughter of Muneer Ahmad Dar and resident of Dangerpora, Pulwama.

The 10-second murder video, which shows the girl seeking a pardon before being shot dead, was released on social media first. Police said they had taken cognizance of the video and were ascertaining the details.

The woman is said to be the maternal cousin of terrorist commander Zeenat-ul-Islam who was killed along with his associate in an encounter at Katpora in Kulgam last month.

The police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and initiated investigation.

Meanwhile, two terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of South Kashmir. Police said based a cordon and search operation was launched during the intervening night jointly by Police and security forces, based on a credible input about the presence of terrorists in Drabgam area.

As the searches were going on, the team was fired upon by the terrorists. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight.  In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of the encounter.

The slain terrorists have been identified as Shahid Mushtaq Baba, a resident of Drabgam in Pulwama, and Inayat Abdullah Zigar of Arihal Pulwama.

As per police records, Shahid Baba was active in Shopian and Pulwama areas and had a long history of terror crime records for which cases were registered against him. He was involved in conspiring and executing several terror attacks on security establishments in the area, including grenade attacks.

Inayat had been an active supporter of terror activities of JeM for a long time though he joined the outfit as active cadre very recently.

It was a clean operation and no collateral damage took place during the encounter, said the police.

Arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter.