Security forces kill three terrorists in Anantnag


Srinagar: Three terrorists were killed during a joint operation by police and security forces in Anantnag district’s Ranipora area on Saturday.

Giving details, sources sid that on receiving specific intelligence inputs from sources about the  presence of three terrorists in the built-up area of Kargom, Ranipora of Anantnag district, Ladkipura based Rashtriya Rifles alongwith Jammu Kashmir Police and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation at 1300 hrs.

On seeing the movement of security forces, the terrorists tried to escape through a nallah around 1550 hrs.

The troops immediately repositioned and readjusted the cordon and asked the terrorists to surrender. However, the terrorists resorted to heavy firing on the security forces and a fire fight ensued.

During the exchange of fire three terrorists namely Arif Ahmad Hajjam of LeT, Basit Gani of HM and Sohail Ahmad Bhat were neutralized. Two of the eliminated terrorists belonged to Anantnag district and third was from Pulwama.

One AK 47 and two pistols with other war like stores have been recovered from the encounter site.

As per Police sources Arif Ahmad Hajjam was involved in brutal killing of Hav Manzoor Beigh of 162 Territorial Army Battalion on June 6, 2019 while he was on leave.