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2 Hizbul militants killed in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Anantnag

Two terrorists have been killed during an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir. Security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Poshkreeri area of Anantnag.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Srinagar: Big terror crackdown by security forces, An encounter is going on between security forces and terrorists in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir Police said that so far two terrorists have been killed in the encounter and the search is on. A cordon and search operation was launched after receiving information about the presence of terrorists in Poshkri area in Anantnag district, Jammu and Kashmir Police official said.

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He said that during the search, the terrorists started firing on the security forces, on which they retaliated and the encounter started. So far two terrorists have been killed in this. The encounter is still on. The two terrorists were killed within 20 minutes of the encounter.

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Terrorists were associated with Hizbul Mujahideen
ADGP Kashmir tweeted that the slain terrorists have been identified as Danish Bhat alias Kokab Duri and Basharat Nabi. Both are associated with the banned terrorist organization HM. Both were involved in the killing of Salim, a TA personnel, on 9 April 2021 and two civilians on 29 May 2021.

ADGP Kashmir said, “Killed #terrorists identified as Danish Bhat @ Kokab Duree & Basharat Nabi, both affiliated with proscribed #terror outfit HM. Both were involved in #killing of one TA personnel Saleem on 9 April 2021 & killing of two civilians on 29 May 2021 in #Jablipora.”

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The encounter comes a day after another encounter in in Shopian district of the valley where two had managed to escape in the darkness of the night.

In another operation in Srinagar, security personnel acted on specific input about the presence of terrorists in Khanmoh area of Srinagar and launched a joint operation with Police & 50RR.

During search operations, IED weighing 30-35Kgs were recovered. Bomb disposal squad was also called onto the spot. The IED was then destroyed.

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