Two terrorists including Div Commander of HM killed during Sopore encounter

ANI | Updated: Sep 04, 2017 20:30 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], September 4 (ANI): Two Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorists, including Divisional Commander of HM North Kashmir, were killed in an encounter with police and security forces in Sopore.

Acting on specific information, Sopore police, along with 22 Rashtiya Rifles (RR) and 179 Battalion, 177 Battalion, 92 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), launched a cordon and search operation in Check-e-Brath area of Sopore. During the searches, hiding terrorists fired upon joint search party, ensuing an encounter.

Two terrorists were killed in the encounter, who were later identified as Divisional Commander of HM Pervaiz Ahmad Wani resident of Galoora Handwara, and Naeem Ahmad Najar resident of Sopore's Shelpora Brad.

Two AK rifles, three AK magazines, 90 AK rounds, One INSAS rifle, one INSAS Magazine, 13 INSAS rounds and other ammunition were recovered from the encounter site.

These terrorists were involved in many anti national and anti social activities.

Pervaiz Ahmad was involved in the serial blast on mobile towers in 2015, in killing of two police personnel in Handwara market in 2013, in the attack on Police Post Langate in 2016. (ANI)