Budgam encounter: Three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists killed in J&K arms recovered

12 July 2017, 12:41 PM
J&K: Three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists killed in Budgam encounter
J&K: Three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists killed in Budgam encounter

The security forces killed three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in overnight encounter in Budgam district of Kashmir. The forces also recovered arms and ammunition from the spot. The encounter broke out on Tuesday evening between security forces and militants.

Col A Achuthan said all three terrorists killed in Budgam identified as Javed Sheikh, Adil of Budgam and Sajjad of Srinagar.

T Singh, SSP, informed that the security forces killed and recovered bodies of three terrorists and identity of one terrorist has been ascertained. 

After receiving inputs from intelligence, the security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in Redbug area of Budgam about the presence of terrorists, a police official informed.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter as the security forces were fired upon by the militants. Earlier, it was believed that there were two militants who had taken shelter in the area. 

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First Published: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 07:33 AM
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