Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces gun down two terrorists in Bandipora encounter

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New Delhi:

Two terrorists were killed and several others trapped in an encounter with security forces in Hajin area of Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Thursday. "An encounter has started between terrorists and security forces in Bandipora's Hajin. The body of the second terrorist has been recovered from the encounter site; operation continues." according to reports.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hajin area of the district early this morning following specific information about the presence of militants in the region. The gunfight was underway when the last reports came in.

Here are the Highlights on Bandipora Encounter:

# 12:07 pm: On the basis of specific input an operation was launched in Hajin by Army, CRPF and Police. Two terrorists have been killed and search operation underway. Arms and ammunition have been recovered: SP Pani, IGP Kashmir

# 11:19 am: Body of the second terrorist has been recovered from the encounter site; operation continues.

Hajin encounter: Body of second terrorist has been recovered from the encounter site; operation continues. #JammuandKashmir https://t.co/LViW56ZEif

— ANI (@ANI) August 30, 2018

# 09:10 am:  One terrorist has been killed, operation continues.

#UPDATE Hajin encounter: One terrorist has been killed, operation continues #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/qiWAz1fqKh

— ANI (@ANI) August 30, 2018

# 06:46 am: An encounter has started between terrorists and security forces in Bandipora's Hajin. 2-3 terrorists are reportedly trapped.

#JammuAndKashmir: An encounter has started between terrorists and security forces in Bandipora's Hajin. 2-3 terrorists are reportedly trapped. More details awaited.

— ANI (@ANI) August 30, 2018

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Earlier on Wednesday, another encounter ensued when the militants opened fire on the forces. According to police, two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including its commander, one of the oldest surviving terrorists, were killed in the operation at South Kashmir's Anantnag district.

The slain terrorists have been identified as Altaf Ahmad Dar alias Ataf Kachroo alias Moin of Hawoora Mishipora and Omar Rashid Wani of Khudwani Kulgam. Both Dar and Wani were involved in many civilian atrocities and attacks on police personnel and security establishments.

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Being parts of the Hizbul Mujahideen terror group, they also managed to keep close coordination with other outfits for unleashing terror.

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