In Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, two Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists, including a Pakistani, were killed in an encounter between security forces and militants on Monday morning. A woman was also injured in the encounter. police gave this information. A police spokesperson said that one of the slain militants has been identified as Nasir alias Shahbaz alias Baz Bai. He is a resident of Pakistan and a ‘A’ category terrorist. The identity of another terrorist could not be identified.
A police officer said that after receiving intelligence about the presence of the terrorists, the security forces started a siege operation in the Srigufwara area of Anantnag district in the early hours of Monday. After the terrorists were confirmed to be present, they were given a chance to surrender but they started shooting indiscriminately at the security forces, in response to which the security forces opened fire.
He said that a woman was injured in the firing of the terrorists and has been taken to hospital for treatment. His condition is stated to be stable.
The spokesman said that two militants belonging to Jaish were killed in the encounter and their bodies were recovered from the site of the encounter. The police officer said that other explosives, including weapons and ammunition, have been recovered from the spot. He said that a search operation was still going on in the area.
In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the bodies of the terrorists will be taken to Baramulla for the funeral after completing all medical and legal formalities, including collecting DNA. The spokesman said that the family members of the terrorists may come forward to identify them and attend their funeral in Baramulla.