Srinagar: In what could be termed as a major success in the Operation All Out, the security forces today gunned down two terrorists including a Category A++ terrorist from the Hizbul Mujahideen in Jammu and Kashmir.
One of the dead terrorists was a close associate of Burhan Wani. He was identified as Altaf Dar alias Altaf Kachroo. He was a district commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen, Kulgam, sources said.
Dar alias Kachroo was recruited in the Hizbul Mujahideen in 2006 and was a resident of Hawara in Kulgam. He was classified as a Category A++ terrorist.
The killing of Dar is a major success for the security forces as he was extremely dangerous and was leading the Hizbul Mujahideen. He had managed to recruit several youths into the outfit. Following the death of Wani, he was seen as a successor to him.
Sources said that they have been on the lookout for this person for nearly two years now. It was important to take him down as he had enforced a lot of recruitments into the Hizbul over the past two years.