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Hizbul militant shot dead in Kulgam encounter

Army jawans stand guard near encounter site in Kulgam, J&K. File photo

Army jawans stand guard near encounter site in Kulgam, J&K. File photo | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad

A Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, June 11, 2022, police said.

They said the encounter happened after the police launched a cordon and search operation in Khandipora area of the south Kashmir district following a specific input about the presence of terrorists there.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding terrorists fired upon the forces.

However, in order to evacuate the civilians trapped around the encounter site, the forces ensured the evacuation of all civilians to the safer places, police said.

In the exchange of fire, one terrorists was killed, the official said, adding the deceased belonged to the Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit.

As per police records, the killed terrorist was involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on police/security forces, and civilian atrocities, police said.

Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including a .303 Rifle along with 23 rounds, a pistol along with 31 rounds, a hand grenade etc., were recovered from the site of the encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation, he said.

Meanwhile, another terrorist was killed in an encounter that broke out in Pulwama district of south Kashmir later in the day.

The gun fight broke out in Drabgam area of the district, he said.

One terrorist has been killed, the police said, adding, the operation was on.


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