Published On: Sun, Apr 1st, 2018

11 terrorists killed in three separate encounters in J&K’s Shopian, Anantnag

Srinagar: In a major success, the security forces on Sunday killed eleven terrorists in three separate encounters in Shopian and Anantnag districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that three soldiers were also injured in the encounter that continues

A joint team of the Army, J&K police and CRPF launched three separate operations on late Saturday night after they received information about the presence of some terrorists in Shopian and Anantnag districts.

According to state police chief SP Vaid, bodies of seven terrorists including two top commanders, one of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and another of Hizbul Mujahideen, were recovered from an encounter site in Shopian district’s Dragad village.

He said that three soldiers were also injured in the gunfight with terrorists. They all have been shifted to army hospital where their condition is stated to be stable.

Apart from killing of seven terrorists in Dragad, three other terrorists were killed in an ongoing encounter with the security forces in Kachdoora village of Shopian district.

Sources in the police said that among the terrorist killed was Naveed Jatt alias Abu Hunzalla of the LeT who had recently escaped from a Srinagar hospital on February 6.

However, an official confirmation on the killing of Hunzalla is awaited.

Also on Sunday, one terrorist identified as Rouf Khandey of the Hizbul Mujahideen was killed and another arrested after a gunfight erupted in Anantnag district’s Dialgam village.

On the other hand, cordon and search operation was on in Hajin area of Kupwara districts where some terrorists are believed to have been hiding, said a police official.

Authorities have suspended internet services in south Kashmir areas.

Rail services between Baramulla in the valley and Bannihal in the Jammu region have also been suspended for the day.


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