Published On: Fri, Mar 16th, 2018

Terrorists killed in Srinagar encounter belonged to IS linked group

Srinagar: Two terrorists killed in an encounter on the outskirts of Srinagar with the security forces on Thursday, belonged to an Islamic State (IS) affiliated group.

Both of the neutralised terrorists were of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, an ISIS linked group

According to the police here on Friday, the encounter with terrorists took place on Thursday night in Balhama area where the terrorists had taken shelter in a house after attacking a local BJP leader.

In a statement issued by the police, it said: “In the encounter… the two terrorists who were killed have been identified by the families as Rasiq Nabi Bhat of Tral and Shabir Dar of Awantipora.”

Bothof the neutralised terrorists were of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, an ISIS linked group.

“As per police records, they had joined the terror outfit last year… Further investigation is on,” the statement said.

Prior to the gunfight, the slain terrorists had fired at a BJP leader’s vehicle in which a security guard sustained minor injury.

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