Published On: Sat, Nov 10th, 2018

Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists killed after encounter in J&K’s Pulwama

Srinagar: Security forces on Saturday gunned down two heavily armed terrorists hiding in a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.

The security force have recovered the two bodies of the slain terrorists

On receiving information about the presence of some terrorists in Tekkin village, a night-long cordon and search operation was started by a joint team of 55 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), 180/183 BN CRPF and SOG of the state police. “As the security cordon tightened, the hiding terrorists fired at the security forces triggering a fierce encounter that last for a brief period during which two terrorists were gunned down,” said a police official.

He said that the security force have recovered the two bodies of the slain terrorists and they both have been identified as locals.

The police official said that the neutralised terrorists were associated with Hizbul Mujahideen and were active in the area for some time. “The two slain terrorists were also seen brandishing weapons at the funeral of terrorists killed earlier in the area and were under the radar of the security forces,” added the police official.

Large quantity of arms and ammunition has been recovered from the encounter site, said the police official.

It may be mentioned here that earlier on Friday, one Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist was killed by security forces in an encounter in Tral, Pulwama district. One police personnel had also sustained injuries.

An official had said in a statement that the terrorist killed was a Pakistani national. His code name was Anwar and was affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM. He was involved in attacks on security establishments and other civilian atrocities in the area, the official statement said.

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