Published On: Mon, Jan 27th, 2020

Security forces kill one terrorist in J&K’s Kulgam

Srinagar: Security forces on Monday evening killed a terrorists following an encounter in Arwani village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

A gun-battle ensued in which the terrorist was neutralised

According to reports, initially the security forces made a futile bid to seek the surrender of the trapped terrorists but when the terrorist chose to fire at the forces, a gun-battle ensued in which the terrorist was neutralised.

Sources said that an Army personnel has reportedly sustained injuries in the firing exchange which has ended.

Acting on a specific input about the presence of terrorists in the area, a joint team of the police and army launched an operation that finally led to one terrorists killed.

The killed terrorist has been identified as Shahid Khar of Kulgam.

As per police records, Khar was affiliated to proscribed terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen and was wanted by the law for his involvement in terror crimes, including attacks on security establishments.

Cases were registered against him including FIR No. 72/2018 and FIR No. 01/2020 at Quimoh police station.

Arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter and have been seized for further investigation and to probe his complicity in other terror crimes, officials said.

People are requested to cooperate with the police till the area is completely sanitised and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any, they added.

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