Three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists had been on Monday shot down by joint security forces after an encounter in the Wachi village of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. Security sources later confirmed that the terrorists had been affiliated to the pro-Pakistan terror outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, which seeks the reintegration of Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan.
The encounter was triggered after a cordon and search operation was launched by a joint group of the Indian Army’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Group of Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday morning. The operation was launched after receiving credible inputs concerning the presence of terrorists in the Wachi village.
Jammu & Kashmir: 3 terrorists killed at present by security forces throughout an encounter in Shopian had been affiliated to proscribed terrorist outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. (Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/Aoo2xWI7rT
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The three terrorists, who had been hiding in a residential home in the south Kashmir village, was smoked out of their hiding on account of the operation and subsequently, they opened hearth on security personnel, resulting in the encounter.
Major General Anindya Sengupta, whereas talking concerning the encounter, stated, “The terrorists were asking for food and shelter from poeople in Wachi and other nearby villages. Some jawans were keeping a tab on their movement. Today morning, they spotted the terrorists, engaged and eliminated them without the loss of life and civilian property.”
One of the slain terrorists has been recognized as one Adil Sheikh, hailing from the Zainapora village in Shopian. According to sources, Sheikh was accountable for looting eight weapons from the residence of former PDP MLA Ajaj Mir in Jawahar Nagar in Srinagar on September 29, 2018. The second terrorist was recognized as Waseem Wani, a resident of the Urpora village in Shopian district. The id of the third militant was unknown at first however has now been confirmed as one Jahangir.
J&K DGP Dilbag Singh, whereas addressing a press convention later, confirmed the studies and stated that one of many slain terrorists, Wasim Ahmed Wani, was “active since 2017” and was on a high place in Hizbul Mujahideen. “He had 19 FIRs against him and was also involved in the killing of four civilians and four police personnel,” Dilbag Singh stated, including that Hizbul Mujahideen is on the verge of being utterly worn out in south Kashmir.
Hizbul Mujahideen is an notorious terror outfit actively collaborating in insurgency in Kashmir and north-east Pakistan. It has been categorised as a terrorist outfit by India, the United Kingdom, and the United States.