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Police confirm HM terrorist killed in Anantnag encounter

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 August 2017, 10:35 IST

The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday confirmed that one terrorist was killed last night in an encounter at Kanelwan area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir.

"On a specific input about the presence of three terrorists in general area of Herpora Kanelwan Karvel Anantnag , an operation was launched by Anantnag police, 3 RR and CRPF 40/90 Bn. During search operation terrorists fired on the search party resulting in exchange of fire," the police said in a statement.
The statement added: "At around midnight taking advantage of darkness two terrorists fired and managed to give a slip."

The police further confirmed that one SLR, two magazines, 40 rounds, a Chinese hand grenade were recovered from the slain terrorist.

"It was learnt that one individual riding a motorcycle with erased last numeral got killed in cross firing. No material leading to identity or I-card could be retrieved. Two mobile phones were seized from the said individual. One terrorist of Hijbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit namely Yawar Nissar Shergujri @ Algazi got killed in the encounter. One SLR, 2 magazines, 40 rounds, one Chinese hand grenade and a pouch was recovered from the slain terrorist. One solider of 3 RR namely Rifleman Rohit Kumar No. 13771129K also sustained injuries," the statement said.

-ANI

First published: 4 August 2017, 10:35 IST
 
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