In the encounter with the security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, two terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen were killed. One of them was a terrorist who was first in the army who later joined the terrorist organization. A spokesperson of the police said that after receiving information about the presence of terrorists in the Safanagari area of Jainapora in south Kashmir, the security forces had launched a siege and search operation on Tuesday. Police told that when the search operation was going on, hidden terrorists fired on the force. The soldiers fired counter after which the encounter started and two terrorists were killed.
The terrorists were identified as Mohammad Idris Sultan alias Chhota Abrar and Amir Hussain Rathar alias Abu Sobhan. Sultan was a resident of Safanagari Shopian, while Sobhan was living in Avanira Shopian. Police told that they were associated with the Hizbul Mujahideen, a banned terror organization. He was involved in attacks on security establishment and incidents of atrocities on citizens in the area.
Police told that Sultan escaped from the army and joined the terrorist organization in April this year. Police said that there was no harm around during the campaign. Ammunition recovered from the encounter site. Police has appealed to the people that till the encounter site is not completely cleared, they will not be there.
Idris Sultan alias had joined militancy earlier this year while he was on leave. Prior to joining militancy he was posted in Bihar and was part of Army’s 12 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) regiment.