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Hizb terrorist killed in Kulgam encounter

Slain was involved in multiple terror crimes: Police

Post by on Sunday, June 12, 2022

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Srinagar, June 11: A Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in the Khandipora area of Kulgam district on Saturday, police said.
A police spokesman said following specific information generated by police regarding the presence of a terrorist in village Khandipora area of Kulgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, Army (9RR) and CRPF (18Bn) in the said area. 
“During the search operation, as the joint search party approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorist fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter,” he said.
The spokesman said in order to evacuate the civilians trapped around the encounter site, the joint team ensured the evacuation of all civilians to the safer places.
In the ensuing encounter, one terrorist was killed and his body retrieved from the site of the encounter.
Police identified the slain terrorist as Rasiq Ahmed Ganie son of Mohd Amin Ganie resident of Shouch Kulgam who was associated with the HM outfit.
As per police records, the killed terrorist was involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on Police, security forces, and civilian atrocities. 
The spokesman said incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 303 Rifle along with 23 rounds, a Pistol along with 31 rounds, 1 Hand grenade was recovered from the site of the encounter.
“All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation,” he said.
Meanwhile, police has registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated.
 “People are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any,” he said.

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