Srinagar : LeT Commander Zahid Tiger among 4 terrorists killed in 2 encounters in Valley
8 terrorists killed in 10 days.
Four terrorists were killed in two different gunfights in South Kashmir’s twin district of Kulgam and Pulwama on Saturday. With the killing of these four terrorists, the number of terrorists killed in first 10 days of current month has touched 8.
On a specific input regarding presence of terrorists in Chinigam area of Kulgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 1RR and 18 Battalion CRPF in the said area on Saturday during wee hours.
Police told that during the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender, however instead they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter.
In the ensuing encounter, 2 terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter.
They were identified as Tariq Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Rahman Mir resident of Zangalpora Divsar Kulgam and a Pakistani national identified as Sameer Bhai alias Usman resident of Punjab Pakistan of Terrorists outfit Jaish-e-Muhamamd.
As per the police records, both the killed terrorists were part of groups responsible for carrying out terrorists attacks. They were involved in many terrorists acts and the killing of one police personnel namely Khursid Ahmad at Furah Mirbazzar, attack on Sarpanch namely Aarif Ahmad at Akhran Mirbazzar in which he was critically injured.
Police official said that IGP Kashmir appreciated the role of Joint forces for timely and safely evacuation of civilians during encounter and for maintaining strict restraint during search of two mosques inside cordon area.
Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation.
“Keeping in view the prevailing pandemic due to Covid-19 and to ensure the safety of people from inherent risk of contracting the infection, the dead bodies of the killed terrorists were burries at Handwara,” police said.
In another similar encounter, two unidentified terrorists were killed in Dadoora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday afternoon, police said.
Kashmir Zone Police tweeted that “incriminating material”, arms and ammunition including 2 AK rifles had been recovered from the slain duo.
Confirming the identity police through its official twitter handle said that Zahid Nazir Bhat alias Zahid Tiger was among the slain in a brief shoot out in Pulwama and claimed it as a big success for government forces.