2 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Pulwama

As per sources, the terrorists belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen.

Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday morning.

Heavy exchange of firing took place. The encounter broke out between terrorists and troops of 130 Battalion CRPF, 55 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) in Panzgam village of Awantipora, Pulwama.

As per sources, the terrorists belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen. One of them is believed to be Showkat Ahmad Dar, a Hizbul Mujahideen commander. He was also involved in the killing of an Army jawan Aurangzeb. Showkat was a resident of Panzgam in Pulwama. The other terrorist is yet to be identified.

A dead body and AK-56 rifle have been recovered from the spot. A house has also been blasted where the terrorists were believed to be hiding.

Meanwhile, a separate encounter broke out between terrorists and joint forces in Dehruna village of Anantnag district also.