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 many terrorists trapped by the forces was believed to be Zahid Dass, the killer of a six-year-old boy shot lifeless together with a CRPF jawan in a terror assault final week.
Gunfire broke out early at the 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 to this point,” stated Vijay Kumar, Inspector Normal of Police, Kashmir.
On Friday, a jawan of the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Pressure) and six-year-old Nihaan Bhat had been killed when terrorists opened hearth on a street opening workforce close to Padshahi Bagh bridge in Bijbehara space in Anantnag.
Little Nihaan Bhat was sleeping in a parked automobile when he was hit by a bullet. Police say the terrorist was on a motorcycle and opened hearth from a pistol. The killing provoked immense anger and condemnation.
Quickly 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 at the moment’s assault at #Bijbehara. Police has registered FIR in opposition to 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 mostly 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 demise 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 serious success within the anti-terror combat.
Kashmir Police Chief Dilbag Singh says over 100 terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir this yr. “Over the last about five-and-a-half months, over 100 terrorists have been neutralised, out of them 50 plus had been from the Hizbul Mujahideen, round 20 from the Lashkar-e-Taiba, 20 from the Jaish-e-Mohammed and the remaining from smaller outfits like Al-Badr, Ansar Gazwatul Hind,” Mr Singh stated on Monday.