Six terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen have been neutralised by security forces on November 25 in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, out of which four bodies have been recovered at the time of publishing.
In the encounter that broke out in the Kapran Batagund area of the district earlier on Sunday morning, one Army jawan was also martyred. Out of six terrorists, five have been identified, Abbas Ali, Hizbul Deputy Chief in the district Waseem Wagay, Umar Majeed Gani, Khalid Farooq and Abbas Sheikh, who is known to be a big catch for all the agencies.
Security personnel have recovered four AK-47s from the site of the encounter.
The Jammu and Kashmir police reaffirmed the news through a tweet, saying that four bodies have been recovered and the encounter in on-going.
This is the second big win for forces within three days, as on November 23, top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Azad Malik, whom police claim was involved in the assassination of senior journalist Syed Shujaat Bukhari, was killed along with five other terrorists in a gunfight with security forces in Bijbehara area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district. Incriminating materials including the huge quantity of arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter.
Police had claimed that Malik was involved in the assassination of Rising Kashmir founding editor, Dr. Syed Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar.
Bukhari and his two guards were killed after masked gunmen indiscriminately fired upon them outside Rising Kashmir office in Srinagar on June 14.
The Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists had also attempted to cause hindrance to the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat elections that were held on November 17 but pasting posters warning people to stay away from polls.
Although, police officials immediately took action and removed the posters, allowing the polls to go smoothly