J&K: Two terrorists killed by security forces in Awantipora
Srinagar, June 14:Two terrorists with links to Lashkar-e-Taiba were killed by security forces after an encounter broke out in Braw Bandina area of Jammu and Kashmir's Awantipora, Pulwama district.
Arms and ammunition were also recovered. The terrorists were identified as Irfan Ahmad & Tassaduq Shah.
Jammu & Kashmir DGP Dilbagh Singh said,''A special operation was launched in Awantipora last night. 2 militants were killed in firefighting today. They are locals & have links with Lashkar-e-Taiba. One of them is Irfan Ahmad & other is Tassaduq Shah.''
Earlier, in a huge victory for security forces, wanted militant and the chief of the Kashmir unit of the al-Qaeda, Zakir Musa, was gunned down by security forces in Kashmir, on Thursday.
On 27 July 2017, an Al-Qaeda faction named then Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa as the head of the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind cell was gunned down in Kashmir.
Musa was earlier appointed Burhan Wani's successor.