Published On: Tue, Mar 28th, 2017

Hizbul terrorist killed in J&K’s Budgam, operation continues

Srinagar: After over eight hours of fierce gunfight, the encounter in Chadoora area of Badgam district of Kashmir valley ended with the killing of a Hijbul Mujahideen terrorist on Tuesday afternoon. An Army jawan has been injured in the operation.

The slain Hizbul terrorists has been identified as Tauseef

Though the encounter has come to an end, the combing operation continues in area around the house in which the Hizbul terrorists were hiding, said a police official. He said, “After demolishing a part of the house in which the terrorists were holed up, the security forces comprising the Army, CRPF and the SOG of the state police are carrying out a thorough scanning of the house and the area around it to ascertain whether an accomplice or two of the slain terrorist is hiding in the area,” said the police official.

The slain Hizbul terrorists has been identified as Tauseef.

He said that the encounter started early in the morning and around noon, a mob of of locals gathered at a distance from the encounter site and started pelting stones at the security forces to thwart the operation. “When the crowd tried to hinder the ongoing encounter despite repeated warnings, the security forces were left with no other option but to fire at the crowd to disperse them all,” said the police official adding that in the process two people got killed.

Besides the two people who got killed, at least 17 others were wounded in the operation by the security forces.

Earlier, as per reports, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Durbagh locality in Chadoora area following information about the presence of terrorists, a police official said.

“The search operation turned into a gun-battle after holed up terrorists opened fire on security forces,” said the police official.

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