2 Al-Badr Terrorists Involved In Attacks Killed In Encounter

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  • 2 terrorists killed were involved in several terror attacks on migrant labourers.
  • Both killed terrorists identified as Aijaz Hafiz and Shahid Ayub.
  • Police also recovered two AK 47 rifles from them.

Pulwama: 2 more terrorists have been killed in the ongoing encounter in the Mitrigam area of Pulwama, said police on Thursday. An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces n the Mitrigam area of Pulwama on Wednesday. A terrorist was killed earlier during the encounter. Both the terrorists killed in the encounter had been involved in a series of attacks on outside labourers in the district in the month of March-April 2022, said IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar.

The neutralised terrorists have been identified as Aijaz Hafiz and Shahid Ayub and belong to the Al-Badr terror outfit. Both of them are local terrorists, said the official. Police also recovered two AK 47 rifles. According to Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, two-three terrorists, including a Pakistani terrorist of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit, were trapped inside the cordon. The operation was halted in between due to the evacuation of civilians.

Just days ago, the J&K Police in Awantipora along with security forces arrested a Hybrid terrorist and his accomplice who were planning to target migrant labourers. The term hybrid terrorist was coined by the Jammu and Kashmir Police for those who, after carrying out a particular anti-national task given by their handlers, slipped back into normal life. “Police and security forces arrested one Hybrid Terrorist of LeT, his accomplice arrested in Awantipora.

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