SRINAGAR: Two terrorists were killed by the security forces in two separate ongoing anti-terror operations — in Meej Pampore area of Awantipora, in South Kashmir's
, and in the Imam Sahab area of
— on Thursday.
IGP (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said while one terrorist, believed to belong to the
outfit, was killed in Meej Pampore, Awantipora, two others were believed to be hiding in a mosque. He said the operation to flush out the remaining terrorists was still on.
Earlier, according to sources, a joint team comprising the police, the Army’s 50 RR and CRPF had launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Meej Pampore. As the joint team approached a house, they were shot at and returned fire, triggering the encounter. One terrorist was killed at the house and two others fled to shelter in a nearby mosque.
Hours after the Pampore encounter, another terrorist, believed to belong to the
, was killed in Imam Sahib area of Shopian and a second terrorist there was being engaged by the security forces at the time this report was filed.
According to sources, a joint team comprising the police, the Army's 44 RR and CRPF had been conducting a cordon-and-search-operation in Bandpawa, in the Imam Sahib area, on Thursday afternoon when they came under fire and retaliated.
Eighteen terrorists, including some top commanders, have been killed this month in Shopian district alone.
Meanwhile, a local Hizb terrorist identified by a senior police officer as Imran Nabi Dar of Redwani Kulgam was arrested by security forces on Wednesday night from Janglatmandi hospital in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.