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BIG WIN FOR FORCES: Two Hizbul Terrorists Gunned Down By Security Forces In Anantnag Encounter, Arms And Ammunition Seized

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists have been gunned down by security forces in a brief gunfight in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Thursday. The exchange of fire between militants and security forces took place in Bagender Mohalla of Bijbehara in Anantnag district. The search operation is currently underway.

According to details by Jammu and Kashmir Police, incriminating material including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. The police has registered a case and initiated an investigation into the matter. Indian Army Kills 69 Terrorists in 2019 After Pulwama Attack, Including 13 Pakistanis. 

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On Wednesday, Lt Gen K.J.S. Dhillon informed that security forces eliminated the entire leadership of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in Jammu and Kashmir after the Pulwama terror strike in February. Dhillon, who heads the army's Srinagar-based 15 Corps, said security forces have killed 69 terrorists so far in 2019. After the Pulwama attack, he said, the Army had gunned down 41 terrorists, out of whom 25 belonged to the JeM outfit.

"The entire leadership of the JeM has been decimated. Nobody is now ready to head the outfit in the Valley," he said at a press conference here along with state police chief Dilbag Singh. On February 14, the JeM carried out the ghastly terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama in which 40 personnel were martyred. Within days, the security forces said all those involved in planning of the attack had been killed in various gunfights.