Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists killed during Sopore encounter

In a recently held encounter two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, who were earlier trapped by the security forces in a house at Sopore’s Shangergund area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, have been killed by the security forces. They were killed during the cordon and search operation. This was a joint operation by Army, police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Director General of state police, SP Vaid, tweeted, “Today morning 2 Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed in #Sopore in a joint operation. Well done boys!”

According to the officials, a cordon and search operation was launched by the personnel of the state police, Indian Army, and Central Police Reserve Force (CRPF) at Chack-e-brath in Sopore early on Monday after receiving a tip off about the presence of two militants in the area.

Acting on specific information, Sopore police, along with 22 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and 179 Battalion, 177 Battalion, 92 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), launched a cordon and search operation in Check-e-Brath area of Sopore. During the searches, hiding terrorists fired upon joint search party, ensuing an encounter.

Two terrorists were killed in the encounter, who were later identified as Divisional Commander of HM Pervaiz Ahmad Wani resident of Galoora Handwara, and Naeem Ahmad Najar resident of Sopore’s Shelpora Brad.

Two AK rifles, three AK magazines, 90 AK rounds, One INSAS rifle, one INSAS Magazine, 13 INSAS rounds and other ammunition were recovered from the encounter site.

These terrorists were involved in many anti national and anti-social activities.

Pervaiz Ahmad was involved in the serial blast on mobile towers in 2015, in the killing of two police personnel in Handwara market in 2013, in the attack on Police Post Langate in 2016.