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J&K: 2 terrorists killed during encounter with security forces in Tral area of Awantipora

The two terrorists were identified as Safat Muzaffar Sofi alias Muavia of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind and LeT's Umer Teli alias Talha, a police official said. 

Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: April 06, 2022 9:51 IST
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J&K: Terrorists killed during encounter with security forces in Tral area of Awantipora

Highlights

  • Police and security forces were on the job as the operation continued
  • Recently, civilian killings have been on a rise in Jammu and Kashmir
  • In a statement, the J&K DGP had said civilian killing shows frustration by the Pakistani terrorists

Two militants of proscribed terror outfits Ansar Ghazwatul Hind and Lashkar-e-Taiba were killed in an encounter with security forces in the Tral area of Pulwama district on Wednesday, police said.

The two terrorists were identified as Safat Muzaffar Sofi alias Muavia of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind and LeT's Umer Teli alias Talha, a police official said. 

He said the duo were wanted in several terror cases, including the killing of a sarpanch in the Khonmoh area of Srinagar earlier this year. The two terrorists had shifted base to Tral recently, he added. 

On Monday, one CRPF personnel was martyred and another injured in a militant attack in the Maisuma area. The terrorists opened fire on CRPF personnel at Maisuma, resulting in injuries to two jawans. 

The injured personnel were rushed to SMHS Hospital. One of them was declared dead on arrival while the other was undergoing treatment.

Earlier on April 1, an unidentified terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. 

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Turkwangam area of Shopian district in south Kashmir during the night following inputs about the presence of terrorists there. The search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists fired upon the forces, who retaliated. In the ensuing exchange of firing, a terrorist was killed.

Also Read | J&K: Recent civilian attacks sign of terrorists' frustration; such acts won't be tolerated, says DGP

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