The security forces on Monday arrested Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Shahid Ahmad Wani from Zainapora village in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. 1 Chinese pistol, 9 rounds and a magazine were recovered from him.
Earlier on August 13, at least three terrorists including chief operations commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Yaseen Itoo were killed in an encounter with security forces in Awneera village of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian.
Five soldiers were also injured in the encounter, two among them succumbed to injuries while two other terrorists escaped. The encounter broke out on Saturday evening and ended around noon on Sunday.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation on Saturday following a tip off from local police about the presence of militants in Awnira village of Zainapora area of the district.