Four Hizbul Terrorists Killed in J&K Encounter, 9 Killed in 2 Days

This is the second major encounter in Kashmir in two days.

Updated08 Jun 2020, 01:08 PM IST
India
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Four terrorists were killed in the Pinjura village in south Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday, 8 June morning, officials said. With this, the total number of terrorists killed in two encounters in the past two days rose to nine.

Major Gen A Sengupta, GOC, Victor Force told ANI that four terrorists were killed in a 4-hour operation which began at 3 AM on Monday in Shopian.

"These terrorists were known to cause excesses on civilians, kill non-local laborers, abducting policemen, harassing and causing injuries to truck drivers in 2019," he added.

Earlier, Inspector General (IG) Kashmir Vijay Kumar told IANS that two army soldiers sustained minor injuries in the encounter.

According to the details, security forces had a specific input about the presence of terrorists in that area.

This is the second major encounter in Kashmir in two days. On Sunday, five terrorists were killed in an encounter in the Reban village, also in the Shopian district.

“All four terrorists killed in another police operation launched this early morning today (Monday) along with Army and CAPF units, belong to Hizbul Mujahideen and two are high ranking and old ones. With this nine terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit have been neutralised in the last 24 hours,” Dilbagh Singh, Director General of J&K Police said.

According to ANI sources, in less than six-months, 93 terrorists have been killed by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir till 8 June.

(With inputs from ANI & IANS)

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Published: 08 Jun 2020, 06:31 AM IST
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