Jammu and Kashmir: 4 terrorists killed in Kulgam, Anantnag

Aasif Suhaf, Srinagar: 

A total of four terrorists have been killed by the security forces in the Kulgam and Anantnag districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Two terrorists have been killed in a three-day-long gunfight at the Mishipora-Kujjar area of Yaripora in Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Officials said that two terrorists have been killed in an encounter in Kulgam which had started on Tuesday (June 14). Contact with the hiding terrorists was re-established today, officials said the operation is still going on as there are chances of some more terrorists hiding in the area.

Inspector-General of Police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said that one of the killed terrorists was involved in the killing of the lady teacher in Kulgam.

It Is pertinent to mention that a school teacher, identified as Rajni Bala, 36, wife of Raj Kumar, a resident of Samba in Jammu, was shot dead by terrorists at High school Gopalpora in Kulgam on May 31.

Two more terrorists were killed in another encounter at Hangalgund village in the Kokernag area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Officials said a joint team of the police, Indian Army and CRPF after receiving information about the presence of terrorists launched a search operation in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon them, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

IGP Vijay Kumar said that the killed terrorists have been identified as Junaid and Basit Bhat of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorist outfit.

The IGP added that Basit was involved in the killing of BJP sarpanch Ghulam Rasool Dar and his wife, a Panch, who were killed by terrorists last year on August 9 in Anantnag district last year.

Meanwhile, a major tragedy was also averted by the security forces with the recovery of an improvised explosive device (IED) weighing 15 kilograms at the Armullah Litter area of Jammu and Kahsmir’s Pulwama district. 

In this case, two terrorist associates have been also arrested, police officials said.


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