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Seven terrorists killed in two separate encounters in Kashmir

Last Updated on April 9, 2021 at 12:40 pm

In a major success for security forces in Kashmir, seven terrorists including chief of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGuH) were killed in two separate encounters in south Kashmir since Thursday night.

According to police, five militants were killed in the first encounter that began in Shopian district late Thursday evening and is still continuing.

 A senior police officer said that firing again started Friday morning between the two sides after the operation was suspended due to darkness late last night in Jan Mohalla area of the south Kashmir district.

In the second encounter that raged between security forces and ultras in Tral area of Awantipora police district, two terrorists including AGuH chief Imtiyaz Shah were eliminated.

At least four army personnel have been injured, one of them critically, in the twin gunbattles.

The identity of most of these militants is yet to ascertained even as police has only revealed Imtiyaz’s name.