ANANTNAG (J&K) :
THREE terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces at Khull Chohar area of Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Monday. “Their identities are being ascertained. The search operation is underway,” Kashmir Zone Police said in a tweet. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Khull Chohar in the south Kashmir district following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
The operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon a search party of the forces, who retaliated, the official said. Doda becomes ‘terrorist-free’, says J&K DGP: DODA has become totally “terrorist-free” district after Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Masood was neutralised in an encounter, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said. Three terrorists including Masood were killed in an encounter with security forces at Khulchohar area of Anantnag.
“With Monday’s operation at Khulchohar area of Anantnag by Police along with Local RR unit in which 2 Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists including one district commander and one HM commander Masood were neutralised, Doda district in Jammu Zone becomes totally militancy free once again,” Singh said. “He joined Hizbul Mujahideen and shifted his area of operation to Kashmir,” he said.