Srinagar, Aug 29: Security forces have killed two terrorists belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.
Altaf Kachru, one of the oldest Hizbul Mujahideen militants operating in the Kashmir Valley was killed in the operation. He was involved in many cases including killing of policemen. The second one has been identified as Umar Rashid Wani.
"It was a specific operation and in a swift action both the terrorists involved in several cases of civilian atrocities and attacks on policemen were eliminated," Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Range, S P Pani said.
Giving details of the encounter, police said security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Muniward village in Khanabal area of the district early Wednesday morning following specific information about the presence of militants there.
Mobile internet has been snapped in the area. This is a joint operation of the army, Jammu and Kashmir, and the Central Reserve Police Force.