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Two terrorists of al-Qaeda affiliate killed in ‘chance encounter’

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Two held in Shopian

Srinagar: Two terrorists of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, an al-Qaeda affiliate, were killed in a “chance encounter” with security forces in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.
The slain terrorists, who were identified as Fayaz Kumar and Owais Khan, were involved in several terror attacks, they said.
“Two #terrorists neutralised in a chance encounter by Anantnag Police in Thajiwara, #Bijbehara area of #Anantnag,” a police spokesman said in a tweet.
Additional Director General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said the slain terrorists were affiliated with Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGuH).
“Killed terrorists identified as Fayaz Kumar & Owais Khan linked with terror outfit AGuH. They were involved in several terror attacks including attack on police personnel in Cheeniwooder Srigufwara on 03-07-2022 in which 01 police personnel Firdous Dar got seriously injured and Darashikoh park Bijbehara on 12-08-2022 in which one police personnel Gh Qadir got seriously injured,” Kumar tweeted.
Besides, they were involved in a grenade attack at Padshahi Bagh on June 15, he said.
Meanwhile, two ‘hybrid’ terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were arrested in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said.
A police spokesman identified them as Faizan Fayaz Bhat, a resident of Budden Rafiabad Sopore, and Yawar Nizam Mir from Konsoo, Shopian.
A ‘hybrid’ ultra is not listed as an ultra but is radicalised enough to carry out a terror strike and then slip back into routine life.
“Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including two pistols, two pistol magazines, two grenades, 20 pistol rounds, an AK-47 magazine and 50 AK live rounds were seized from their possession,” the spokesman said.


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