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    Killing of six, including two A-category terrorists, big blow to HM outfit: Army


    Say 6 kg IED recovered, destroyed on spot; credit success to people of Kulgam; claim terrorist organisations left with no leaders in J&K

    Srinagar, Jul 8: The killing of six terrorists, including two A-category terrorists, in twin encounters in Kulgam district has dealt a big blow to terrorist outfits, particularly the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and its leadership.

    Addressing a press conference in Anantnag, DIG south , Javid Iqbal Matoo said the six terrorists were all members of HM and were killed in the encounters that took place in Chinagam and Modergam areas.

    Brigadier Prithvi Raj Chauhan, Commander 1 Sector RR, told the media persons that four HM terrorists were killed in the Chinagam encounter that lasted for 24 hours. He said that a hideout was made in a house where the terrorists had been hiding for a long time. Around 6 kg of IED was recovered from the spot, but it was damaged on the spot.

    Meanwhile, Brigadier Anirudh Chauhan, Commander 2 Sector RR, said that two HM terrorists were killed in the Modergam area of Kulgam. He identified one of the killed terrorists as Adil Hussain Wani, an A-category terrorist who had been active since 2021. Wani was a resident of Kutpora Shopian.

    He said, “The success of the operation came after months of tracking the movement of the HM terrorist group by the Army and police. On July 6, they received input about terrorists hiding in a house on the Kulgam-Shopian border. The house was encircled, and there was no chance for the terrorists to escape. Two HM terrorists, including top commander Adil Hussain Wani, were eliminated in the operation.”

    Both commanders termed the killing of six Hizbul terrorists as a big blow to the terror outfit and its leadership. They credited the success to the people of Kulgam for their help in the fight against terrorism. The commanders said that terrorist organisations in and Kashmir have no leaders left in the region

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