Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir):
Two of three terrorists cornered by safety forces at Anantnag in south Kashmir this morning have been killed, the police stated. One of the terrorists trapped by the forces was believed to be Zahid Dass, the killer of a six-year-old boy shot useless together with a CRPF jawan in a terror assault final week.
Gunfire broke out early right this moment as safety forces monitoring the terrorists launched an operation at a village, Waghama, primarily based on particular intelligence inputs.
“A fierce encounter is ongoing. Two terrorists have been killed so far,” stated Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir.
On Friday, a jawan of the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) and six-year-old Nihaan Bhat had been killed when terrorists opened fireplace on a highway opening group close to Padshahi Bagh bridge in Bijbehara space in Anantnag.
Little Nihaan Bhat was sleeping in a parked automotive when he was hit by a bullet. Police say the terrorist was on a motorbike and opened fireplace from a pistol. The killing provoked immense anger and condemnation.
Soon after the assault, the police had launched a photograph of Zahid Dass, a terrorist of the novel group Islamic State (ISJK).
#Police has recognized #killer of minor boy and CRPF personnel. Zahid Daas , a #terrorist of JKIS outfit, is discovered to be concerned in right this moment’s assault at #Bijbehara. Police has registered FIR towards him by identify. @JmuKmrPolicepic.twitter.com/qNRn2qSaDn
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) June 26, 2020
Police sources say they’d been monitoring Zahid Dass because the Friday assault. Based on intel about him and two extra terrorists hiding at Waghama village, the police and the military launched a joint operation.
Yesterday, safety forces killed three terrorists, together with a Hizbul Mujahideen member, in Anantnag. With the dying of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Masood Ahmed Bhat, law enforcement officials declared Doda district in south Kashmir freed from terrorists. Masood was the final surviving terrorist within the district, stated the police, declaring a significant success within the anti-terror combat.
Kashmir Police Chief Dilbag Singh says over 100 terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir this yr. “During the last about five-and-a-half months, over 100 terrorists have been neutralised, out of them 50 plus were from the Hizbul Mujahideen, around 20 from the Lashkar-e-Taiba, 20 from the Jaish-e-Mohammed and the rest from smaller outfits like Al-Badr, Ansar Gazwatul Hind,” Mr Singh stated on Monday.