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In pics: Multiple houses razed in Srinagar encounter

Photo: KM/umar Ganie

Srinagar: Two Hizb militants including Junaid Sehrai, son of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai were killed in a pre-dawn encounter in Nawa Kadal area of Srinagar’s old city on Tuesday.

In a presser after the gunfight, Director General of J&K police Dilbagh Singh said that the one of the two slain militants was identified as Hizbul Mujahideen’s divisional commander for Central Kashmir Junaid Sehrai.

Photos: KM/Umar Ganie

Police have identified the second slain militant as Tariq Ahmed Sheikh from Pulwama district of South Kashmir.

Sehrai is from Hyderpora area of Srinagar. He originally hails from Kupwara district. At present, his father is living and was living in Hyderpora area of Srinagar.

Multiple houses were razed near the gunfight site as militants, as per local sources, kept on changing locations.

Eyewitnesses said that at least a dozen residential houses suffered either complete or partial damage.