Jammu-Kashmir: Good Days Ahead For Terror-Free Kashmir
Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir becomes terrorist-free after Hizbul Mujahideen commander was killed in an encounter.
Three terrorists, including a top commander of Pakistan-based terrorist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, were killed in an encounter in Anantnag district. “In today’s operation at Khull Chohar Ranipora by Anantnag Police along with Rashtriya Rifles (RR) unit and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, including one district commander and one Hizbul commander Masood, a who belonged to Doda, were neutralised. With this, the district in Jammu zone becomes totally free from terrorists once again as Masood was the last surviving,” said Dilbag Singh, Director-General of Police (DGP).
DGP Dilbag Singh added that Masood was also involved in rape cases registered by Doda Police and had been absconding ever since. “He later joined Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and shifted his area of operation to Kashmir,” he said. Sources identified the other two killed terrorists as Tariq Khan of Lal Chowk, Anantnag, and Nadeem from Kulgam. However, official confirmation was still awaited. With the encounter of these three terrorists, the number of terrorists eliminated in the valley in this year so far has gone to 116 including seven operational commanders of different outfits.
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