Published On: Wed, May 22nd, 2019

Two Hizbul terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam

Srinagar: Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed on Wednesday in an encounter in Gopalpora area of Kulgam district with the security forces.

The encounter started after the terrorists opened fire at security forces

According to sources in the state police, the encounter broke out in the wee hours of Wednesday after a cordon-and-search operation was launched by a joint team of Army’s 34RR and SOG in Gopalpora village following a tip-off about the presence of some terrorists in the area.

The encounter started after the terrorists opened fire at security forces, said a police official.

The bodies of both terrorists belonging to Hijbul Mujahideen have been recovered and their identity is still to be established, police sources said adding that large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from the encounter site.

The police sources said that searches were still going on at the encounter site and the security operation in the area has not been called off yet.

As a precautionary measure, authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in Kulgam district.

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