5 Terrorists Killed In Separate Encounters In J&K


Srinagar: As many as five terrorists were gunned down in different encounters by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, said Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, on Thursday.

“5 terrorists killed in 24 hours in Kashmir. Congratulations to Police and Security Forces for conducting ops without collateral damage,” tweeted Kashmir Zone Police quoting Mr Kumar.

According to reports, of the five terrorists that were killed by Security forces, two were neutralised by security forces in the encounter on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday in the Puchal area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama.

Notably, on Wednesday, security forces had also neutralised a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Mehrazuddin Halwai, in an encounter. As per Kashmir”s Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar, the neutralised terrorist used to recruit and raise funds for terror organisations.

“Mehrazuddin Halwai is an old terrorist and was involved in the killing of civilians, sarpanch, police and security personnel. He was involved in many IED and grenade blasts. He used to recruit and raise funds for terrorist organizations,” IG Kumar had said.

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