1. 2 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal

2 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal

An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Khimber's Hadoora area of Ganderbal district in Jammu and Kashmir.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 24, 2017 2:14 PM
Assam Rifles, Terrorist Attack, Military Ambush, Arnachal Pradesh border, Jairampur terrorist attack, NSCN(K) terrorists An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Khimber’s Hadoora area of Ganderbal district in Jammu and Kashmir. (Representative image by IE)

Kashmir Encounter: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district today. Security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in Hadoora area of Ganderbal district, 25 kms from here, following information about presence of militants in the area, according to PTI report. An official said as the security forces were closing in on the position of the militants, they opened fire which was retaliated to by the troops. “In the ensuing gun-battle, two militants were killed,” he said. The official said two AK assault rifles were recovered from the possession of the slain militants, whose identity and group affiliation was being ascertained.

Meanwhile, one infiltrator was killed after a infiltration bid was foiled in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district.

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Earlier, in a major crackdown on terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, one Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist was killed in an encounter with police and security forces in Bandipore district. In a joint operation state police and security forces manged to neutralize the LeT commander Abu Musa, according to ANI report. A police constable was also injured in the gunfight, the official said, adding he has been referred to a hospital here. According to media reports, the slain terrorist was the nephew of 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.

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In a similar incident on January 6, Al-Badr terrorist Muzaffar Ahmed was killed in an encounter with Army and the Police in Machu area of Budgam district in Jammu and Kashmir.

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