The Army had recently prepared a hit-list of 9 top terrorists in the Valley. So far the Army has gunned down two who were part of the list.
While Sameer Tiger was killed in an encounter at Pulwama last week, the forces achieved more success when it gunned down, Showkat Tak alias Abu Hufaiza on Saturday. He was killed after an 8 hour encounter that took place at Srinagar.
Showkat was part of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and was highly dangerous. All the three terrorists who had been holed up inside the house were killed in the operation that also left four security personnel, including an officer, injured.
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