A Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist surrendered while an unidentified terrorist was killed during an encounter with security forces at Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The joint operation between security forces and terrorists broke out in the Noorpora area of Awantipora on Monday (October 26) evening and lasted for several hours before coming to an end.
The firefight between terrorists and security forces took place after security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of a specific information about presence of terrorists. As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.
Army said the terrorist responded to the surrender appeals and was apprehended. The surrendered terrorist was identified as Saqib Akbar Waza, a resident of Gulshanpura, Pulwama.