Clear-up operation: Jawans guarding the encounter website at Anantnag on Monday.
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Declare after Hizb commander, 2 different militants killed in Anantnag encounter
The J&Ok police on Monday termed the Chenab Valley in Jammu area a militancy-free zone after the killing of three militants in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Anantnag.
“The three trapped terrorists had been killed and their our bodies had been retrieved from the encounter website in Khulchohar space of Anantnag. One of many terrorists is Masood Ahmad Bhat, a resident of the Chenab Valley’s Doda, and labored as ‘district commander’ of the Hizbul Mujahideen. The opposite two unidentified terrorists had been related to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT),” a police spokesman stated.
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kunar stated Doda was terrorist free now. “To this point 46 terrorists have been killed on this month which is highest in a single month in a number of years,” the IGP stated.
Director Basic of Police (DGP), J&Ok, Dilbagh Singh described the killing of Bhat as a major improvement.
“Bhat had shifted his space of operation from the Chenab valley to the Kashmir valley. Along with his killing, all of the militants working from Doda have been worn out and the district is now completely militancy free,” DGP Singh stated.
Round 114 militants have been killed in stepped up operations within the Kashmir valley to this point this 12 months.
In the meantime, the police stated incriminating materials, together with arms and ammunition, had been recovered from the location of encounter.
“All of the recovered supplies have been taken into case data for additional investigation and to probe their complicity in different terror crimes,” the police stated.
The our bodies of the slain terrorists had been despatched to Handwara for the final rites. “A medico-legal formality was carried out, together with the gathering of their DNA. In case any household claims the killed terrorists to be their kith or kin, they’ll come ahead for his or her identification and participation in final rites at Handwara,” the police stated.