Published On: Thu, Oct 25th, 2018

Security forces kill six terrorists in two encounters in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: Security forces gunned down six terrorists on Thursday in two separate encounters in the Kashmir Valley.

The security forces did not suffer any casualty in the operation

While two terrorists were killed in Baramulla, the other four were neutralised in Anantnag district.

A senior police official said that on receiving tip off about presence of some terrorists in an area in Baramulla’s Athoora village, the security forces laid a cordon. “On being challenged, the the hidden terrorists fired at the security forces, triggering a fierce gunfight,” said the official.

He said that the exchange of fire continued for some time and during that period, two terrorists were neutralised.

The police official said that the operation has ended and process was on to establish the identity and affiliation of the neutralised terrorists.

The security forces did not suffer any casualty in the operation.

Later in the evening, security forces started a cordon and search operation in Arwani village in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district after learning that some terrorists had taken shelter there.

When challenged, the terrorists fired at the security forces, triggering a fierce encounter in which four terrorists were killed, a police official said.

He said that one of the neutralised terrorists has been identified as Sahil Makroo of Arwani village while the identity of the other three slain terrorists is being established.

The police official further said that besides large quantity of ammunition, three AK-47 rifles were recovered from the slain terrorists.

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