Published On: Mon, Sep 11th, 2017

Two Hizbul terrorists killed, one arrested in J&K’s Kulgam

Srinagar: Relentless efforts of security forces to rid the Kashmir valley of terrorism received yet another success when early on Monday morning two terrorists were gunned down in Kulgam district of the state.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Khudwani area of Kulgam district

The security forces not only killed two terrorists but also arrested the third one. From them large quantity of arms and ammunition including an AK-47and an INSAS rifle was recovered, said a police official.

He said that on receiving information about presence of asome terrorists in the area, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Khudwani area of Kulgam district.

“During the course of the search operation, the hiding terrorists opened fire at the security forces triggering a fierce encounter in which two of the three hiding terrorists were neutralised,” said the police official.

Later the two slain terrorists were identified as Dawood Ahmed Ali and Shaiyar Ahmed Wani of Hijbul Mujahideen whereas the terrorist who surrendered before the security forces as Arief Sofi.

The police official said that both Hizbul operatives were part of the Altaf Kachru group in Anantnag and Kulgam belt.

Khudwani is the area which was once considered as a bastion of stone pelting but this time around there was no witness of any kind of resistance from the local civilians, added the police official.

Meanwhile, three army soldiers were injured late on Sunday in a landmine explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district.

According to the Defence Ministry sources, the three soldiers were injured in Keran sector of Kupwara district.

“The soldiers were on routine patrolling when the explosion occurred. The injured soldiers have been shifted to hospital,” said sources.

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