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Jammu and Kashmir: Hizbul Commander Killed,Police Says Doda District Free Of Terrorists
Arms and ammunition, including an AK 47 rifle and two pistols were recovered from the slain terrorists.
Jammu and Kashmir: Hizbul Commander Killed, Police Says Doda District Free Of Terrorists
New Delhi: In Jammu and Kashmir in a major success in the anti-terror operation, the security forces have killed three terrorists, including a commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen, during an encounter in Anantnag district this morning.
Two terrorists were also eliminated in the operation in Khulchohar are of the south Kashmir district apart from the Hizbul Mujahideen commander Masood Ahmed Bhat.
As per the police officials, Masood's death has to lead the entire Doda district in Jammu region totally free of terrorists as he was the last one surviving there.
With today’s operation at Khulchohar area of Anantnag by Police along with Local RR unit in which 2 LeT terrorists including one district commander & one HM commander Masood (in pic) were neutralised, Doda dist in Jammu Zone becomes totally militancy free once again: J&K DGP pic.twitter.com/M1OEOHuhJ7— ANI (@ANI) June 29, 2020
The terrorist operation was jointly launched by the J&K police, CRPF, and the Army. The army after the killing three terrorists said that one AK rifle and two pistols were recovered from the encounter site.
"Doda district in Jammu Zone becomes totally militancy free once again as Masood was a last surviving terrorist of the Doda District," Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh said.
The Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday said that 29 foreign terrorists are active in South Kashmir.
The police said Masood was involved in a rape case and was absconding. He later joined the Hizbul Mujahideen and shifted his area of operation to Kashmir.
According to the details, the Army and police had launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists. As the cordon was tightened, the hiding terrorists fired at the security forces which triggered the encounter.
(With Inputs from agencies)