Two Hizb terrorists killed in Anantnag encounter
Srinagar: Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Tuesday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Poshkreeri area of Anantnag district following information about presence of terrorists there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened firing at the security forces who retaliated.
Two ultras were killed in the gun battle, the official said, adding the duo was affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen.
“Killed terrorists identified as Danish Bhat @ Kokab Duree & Basharat Nabi, both affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM. Both were involved in killing of one TA soldier Saleem on 9 April 2021 & killing of two civilians on 29 May 2021 in Jablipora,” Additional DGP, Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar tweeted.
Meanwhile, a police spokesman said that as per the police records, both the killed terrorists were categorized terrorists and active since year 2019. Both had a history of terror crime cases including attacks on police/security forces and civilian atrocities. Besides, they were also involved in killing of 02 Territorial Army personnel identified as Manzoor Ahmad at Sadoora Anantnag on 06/06/2019 and Mohammad Saleem at Bijbehara on 09/04/2021. Moreover, they were also involved in killing of 02 civilians on 29/05/2021 in Jablipora Bijbehara area.
He said that incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 01 AK-56 Rifle, 35 AK rounds, 02 AK Magazines, 01 Pistol, 01 Pistol Magazine and 02 Pistol rounds were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into custody for further investigation. Police has registered a case under relevant sections of law at Police Station and further investigation has been initiated.