Published On: Sun, Jun 23rd, 2019

Four Ansar Gazwatul Hind terrorists killed in J&K’s Shopian, search underway

Srinagar: Four terrorists were gunned down in a fierce encounter with the security forces on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.

He said that the entire area was cordoned off by the security forces and the terrorists were soon trapped

A senior police official said that the joint operation against the terrorists was launched by the 33 Rashtriya Rifles, CRPF and the Special Operations Group of the state Police.

The operation began following specific information about the presence of three to four heavily armed terrorists in an orchard area of Daramdora village, said the police official.

He said that the entire area was cordoned off by the security forces and the terrorists were soon trapped from all sides.

The encounter broke out after the hiding terrorists resorted to heavy firing to break the security cordon and escape, said the police official.

Defence Ministry spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said: “Four terrorists have been killed in Daramdora village of Shopian district. Weapons and other incriminating material have been recovered from their possession.”

Later the slain terrorists were found to have been affiliated with Ansar Gazwatul Hind group (AGH), a terror group headed by slain terrorists Zakir Musa. They all belonged to Shopian and Pulwama districts and were identified as Showkat Ahmad, Azad Ahmad Khanday, Suhail Yousuf and Rafee Hassan Mir.

The police official said that the site where the encounter took place was in fact a terrorists hideout. After neutralising the four terrorists, the security forces recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition from the hideout.

As a precautionary measure authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in Shopian district, added the official.

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