Four terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen responsible for killing several civilians were shot dead by security forces in a shoot out in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.
Sources said two soldiers of the Indian Army were also injured in the encounter, which took place in Hardmand Guri village of Kulgam.
“A Hizbul Mujahideen group of terrorists was killing civilians over the last 12 days. Four such killings were done by them in south Kashmir. Police were able to track them down and an operation was launched this morning by the police, security forces, army in which three of them have been neutralised,” a police spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said that the house in which the terrorists were held up has been demolished.
“After the clearance of debris, confirmation about the fourth terrorist’s presence will be possible… Two terrorists have been identified as locals and the identity of the third is being ascertained,” the official said.
The security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Hardmand Guri after getting intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area.