2 unidentified terrorists, house owner killed on Srinagar airport road: Police | India News – Times of India


SRINAGAR: Two terrorists were killed by security force personnel in an encounter at Hyderpora, a locality on the Srinagar airport road, in an encounter that was still on at the time of going to press on Monday, the police said. The owner of the house in which the militants had been hiding, who was injured in the gunfight, succumbed later to his injuries, the police said.
IGP (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said that according to their sources, and digital evidence, the house owner had ” been working as a militant associate”. A search for any remaining militants was still on, he said.
“#SrinagarEncounterUpdate: 01 unidentified #militant killed. #Operation going on. Further details shall follow,” the Kashmir zone police had tweeted. A little later, they had added: “01 more unidentified (militant) killed (Total 2). Operation going on. Further details shall follow (sic).”
The police said the encounter between security forces and terrorists in Hyderpora area of Srinagar city began at around 6.15 pm.
On Sunday evening, terrorists had injured policeman Gulzar Ahmad when they attacked a police party at Nawa Kadal, in central Srinagar, and then escaped.
Intelligence sources say there are two dozen terrorists active in Srinagar city, including a few foreign terrorists. Security officials have been issuing advisories to protected persons asking them to restrict their movements in view of the terrorist threat in various localities, the sources said.
Terrorists have been targeting civilians since October this year. A dozen civilians, including several non-Kashmiris and a few non-Muslims, had been killed till last week. The security agencies have so far failed to bust the terrorist sleeper cells, according to intelligence sources.

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