Srinagar: Four terrorists, belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfits, were killed Sunday in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Acting on specific information, security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Dar Mohalla Watarigam area of Dialgam in the south Kashmir district Sunday morning, a police spokesman said. He said during the search operation, the terrorists fired upon the search party of the forces.
The security forces retaliated leading to an encounter in which four terrorists were killed, the spokesman said.
The spokesperson informed that three of the slain terrorists – district commander Muzaffar Ahmed Bhat, Omar Ameen Bhat and Sajad Ahmed Bhat – were affiliated with LeT, while Gulzar Ahmed Bhat belonged to HM. All of them were residents of the neighbouring Kulgam district, he added.
Two AK 47 rifles, two pistols, ammunition and other incriminating material have been recovered from the site of the encounter, the spokesman informed and added that all the slain militants were involved in several terror crime cases.
In another separate incident a militant was arrested during a cordon and search operation in Baramulla district, police informed. He has been identified as Danish Kakroo, resident of Chesti Colony in Baramulla, a police official said. The search operation is still in progress, the official said and added that further details are awaited.
In a separate incident, police apprehended two persons from Alstop Mirbazar in district Kulgam of South Kashmir.
One of them has been identified as Parveez Ahmad Mantoo, resident of Khudwani Kulgam, while the identity of the other is being ascertained, the official said. He said police recovered a pistol, three grenades and some cash from them.