SRINAGAR: Three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists and an Army jawan were killed in an anti-terror operation at Zadoora area in south Kashmirs Pulwama district on Saturday.
The slain ultras — identified as Pulwama residents Adil Hafiz, Arshid Ahmad Dar and Rouf Ahmad Mir — had a long criminal history and were part of groups involved in planning and carrying out numerous terror attacks in the area, including on police and security establishments. Adil was also wanted for an attack on a naka (check post) party at Prichoo Bridge in which a cop was killed and another injured, police said in a statement.
Based on intelligence inputs, a joint team of Armys 50RR, CRPFs 180 and 183 Bn, and J&K Police launched a cordon-and-search operation in Zadoora in the morning. “During the operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained, they were given the opportunity to surrender but the terrorists opened indiscriminate fire at the security forces, which was retaliated leading to an encounter,” the statement said. In the fire exchange, the Hizb trio was killed while a soldier sustained critical injuries. The injured, Sepoy Prashant Kumar Sharma, was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed, police said.
Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were also recovered Read More – Source