The encounter between the Indian army and terrorists in Doda is over. The army has neutralised two Hizbul terrorists in this encounter. Terrorists have been identified as Tahir Bhat from Pulwama and Maqsood Ahmed from Doda.
Tahir Bhat was a close associate of Riyaz Naikoo and Saifullah who was assigned the task of ‘Revival of Terrorism’ in Chenab Valley by recruiting more youth from there.
According to sources, terrorists were hiding in the basement of a three-storey building at Khotra Roti Padarna village, nearly 8 km from Doda town.
Last night, we got info about presence of terrorist Tahir Ahmad Bhat in Khotra village of Doda. We were on lookout for this terrorist since Jan 2020 when we killed Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorist Haroon. After Haroon, Bhat was controlling terror activities here: Jammu IGP. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/TCwmur6gML— ANI (@ANI) May 17, 2020
An Indian Army soldier has also lost his life in the operation.