Kulgam: One more Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter with the security forces in the Chawalgam area of Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday (November 12), said Kashmir Zone police.
The security forces also recovered arms and ammunition.
The total number of terrorists killed in the encounter increased to two. The operation is still underway, and further details are awaited, it added.
The neutralised terrorists have been identified as District commanders HM Shiraz Molvi and Yawar Bhat.
"Shiraz was active since 2016 and was involved in recruiting innocent youth into terror ranks & several civilian killings. A big success for us," said Kashmir Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar.
"01 more unidentified #terrorist killed (Total 02). Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition recovered. Search going on. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice," the Kashmir Zone police tweeted.
Earlier on Thursday, an encounter had started between terrorists and security forces in the Chawalgam area of the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.
More details are awaited.
Terrorist killed in Srinagar encounter identified as an affiliate of terror outfit Mujahideen Gazwatul Hind
The terrorist killed in the Srinagar encounter on Thursday has been identified as an affiliate of proscribed terror outfit Mujahideen Gazwatul Hind, the Jammu and Kashmir Police informed on Friday.
In a statement, Kashmir Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar said, "Terrorist killed in Srinagar encounter identified as Aamir Riyaz of Khrew, Pulwama affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Mujahideen Gazwatul Hind."
"He was a relative of an of the accused of Lethpora terror attack and was assigned to carry out fidayeen attack," said Kumar.