Two Hizbul ultras killed in J&K encounter

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Nov 2018 08:37:38


 

SRINAGAR,

TWO Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation following information about presence of the militants there, a police official said.


He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire towards the security forces, who retaliated. Two militants were killed in the encounter while two others managed to escape, he said. “A couple of terrorists managed to escape from the site as blood trails have been seen there,” he added. The slain militants have been identified as Mohammad Irfan Bhat and Shahid Mir.