A Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorist was killed on Wednesday when an encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The terrorist was killed in Molu Chitragam area of the district.
The terrorist has been identified as Talib Hussain Mir, the son of Nisar Ahmed Mir, a resident of Mohlpora in Kulgam. He belonged to the Hizbul Mujahideen at Molu Chattergam.
Sources in the Jammu and Kashmir Police had said that two to three terrorists are trapped in the area but they seemed to have escaped.
According to an official a joint team of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, 44 Rashtriya Rifles and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a cordon and search operation in Molu after the tip-off of the presence of terrorists in the area. As the searching party cordoned the spot where terrorists were hiding, the terrorists fired upon them leading to the encounter.
A police official said, "A joint team of Police, 44 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Molu after the tip-off of the presence of terrorists in the area." He said, "As the searching party cordoned the spot where terrorists were hiding, the terrorists fired upon the searching party, who retaliated, leading to the encounter."
Kashmir Zone Police confirming this tweeted, "Encounter has started at Chitragam area of Shopian. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow."
The operation concluded at Shopian with the killing of the terrorist.
In another encounter in Kupwara district, at least two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed late on Wednesday evening during an encounter with security forces in Handwara area.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police identified one of the killed terrorists as LeT Commander Naseer-u-din Lone. As per police records he was involved in the killing of six soldiers of the CRPF and three CRPF jawans at Sopore on April 18 and three CRPF jawans at Handwara on May 4.
Earlier, the Kashmir Zone Police had tweeted, "02 unidentified terrorists killed. Search going on. Encounter has started at Ganipora Kralgund area of Handwara. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow."