Published On: Sun, Mar 26th, 2017

Two terrorists including top Hizbul commander killed in J&K’s Pulwama

Srinagar: In a severe blow to the terror groups operating in the Kashmir valley, the security forces on Sunday succeeded in gunning down a top Hizbul terrorists in Pulwama district of South Kashmir.

Killing of Kachroo is a major setback to terrorism in south Kashmir

According to a senior police official, a group of terrorists travelling in a vehicle were asked to stop at a security check-post in Padgampora area of Pulwama for routine checking. “The terrorists instead of stopping at the check-post, tried to flee from the spot by resorting to indiscriminate firing at the security personnel and in the brief encounter that ensued, two terrorists got neutralised,” said the police official.

He said that among the two terrorists killed, one was a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander operating in South Kashmir. The slain Hizbul terrorists was identified as Rayees Kachroo of Rajpora in Pulwama. His associate was identified as Farooq Hurra of Nazneenpora in Shopian district, said the police official.

The police official said that Kachroo was on top of the security forces’ wanted list of terrorists operating in south Kashmir areas and was responsible for a number of attacks on security forces.

Killing of Kachroo is a major setback to terrorism in south Kashmir, added the police official.

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