2 terrorists killed in Kulgam encounter, operations still underway: J&K Police

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This comes a day after a terrorist was gunned down by the security forces in Pulwama. He was later identified as a category A terrorist who worked for Hizbul Mujahideen.

Two terrorists have been killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam, the police said on Thursday morning. The gunbattle broke out between the security forces and the terrorists at the Redwani area of Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir last night.

The operation is currently underway.

“Kulgam Encounter Update: Two unidentified #terrorists killed. Search going on. Further details shall follow,” tweeted Kashmir Zone Police.

This comes a day after the security forces shot dead a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist in an encounter in Pulwama. The category A terrorist, identified as Feroz Ahmad Dar, was involved in several terror crimes, including an attack in Shopian’s Zainapora in 2018, in which four police personnel were killed.

Dar was active since 2017, it added.

The slain terrorist was also involved in the killing of a girl, Ishrat Muneer, in February 2019.

“Dar was involved in killing of a non-local labour, Charanjeet, a resident of Fazila, Punjab, and injuring others in October 2019, when they were loading apple boxes in a vehicle in the Zainapora area of Shopian. Besides, he was also instrumental in luring the gullible youth to join terrorist ranks,” the Jammu and Kashmir police said in a statement on Wednesday.

Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition, including an AK rifle and three magazines, were seized from the possession of the slain terrorist, the statement further said.

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