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Encounter of Pulwama twins: Hizb trio killed in Tral, another shooting begins in Kakapora | India News

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SRINAGAR: Three mujahideen terrorists from Hizbul were killed in a counterterrorism operation in the Tral belt of the Pulwama district of southern Kashmir on Friday afternoon, while another shooting broke out in the Kakapora belt of the district at night where it was believed that there were at least two or three terrorists. trapped until the presentation of this report.
Identified as Waris Hassan of Naibugh, Aarif Bashir of Monghama and Ahtishamul Haq of Awantipora, the murdered Hizbul ultras were part of groups involved in various terrorist crimes, according to police records. On January 2, Bashir threw a grenade at security personnel near the Tral bus stop, leaving one jawan and eight civilians with splinter injuries. Hassan, along with a few others, had fired on a Awantipora police patrol group on October 5, 2020. They were also wanted for putting up threat posters in Dadsara on December 2 last year, warning citizens to be abstain from voting, IGP) Said Vijay Kumar.
In the afternoon, a joint team of 42RRs from the Army, CRPF and J&K Police launched a cordon and search operation in the village of Mandoora de Tral based on intelligence information about the presence of terrorists there. When security personnel approached the alleged hiding place, the hidden terrorists had a chance to surrender, but instead of giving in, they opened fire on the search party, prompting an encounter, Kumar said.
During a subsequent search in the area, the bodies of the slain ultras were recovered along with weapons, ammunition and other incriminating material, the IGP said. Residents were warned not to venture near the immediate vicinity to avoid injury or loss of life due to live ammunition, the IGP added.
Later in the evening, a joint team of the Army 50RR, CRPF and J&K Police launched a cordon and search operation in the Batpora Lelhara village of Kakapora based on intelligence information about the presence of terrorists there. The terrorists in hiding fired at the search party, leading to a shooting, confirmed a senior police officer.
In an appeal, the IGP called on the parents of misguided Kashmiri youth to come forward and forcibly help bring their children back into the mainstream. He also urged guardians to monitor the activities of their wards, as young minds are susceptible to systematic indoctrination by anti-national elements through social media.

Times of India

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