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J-K: Security forces kill seven terrorists including AGH chief Imtiyaz Shah in twin encounters


Security forces on Friday conducted twin encounters in South Kashmir which resulted in the killing of seven terrorists. Both operations have been termed a success.

The forces claimed that killing of Ansar-ul-gazwatul-hind (AGH) chief Imtiyaz Shah is a big set back for the terrorists and currently, there is only one active terrorist of AGH in Kashmir.

Shah’s encounter is a big feat as he was tasked to target the annual Amarnath Yatra in Tral area this year. Along with Shah, his associate was also killed in the encounter.

While briefing the press about the twin operations IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said, “one encounter was at Jan Mohalla, Shopian and another at Nowbugh, Tral in Pulwama. We have succeeded in killing seven terrorists including AGH chief Imtiyaz Shah, who was active since April 2019.”

“We followed all SOPs in Shopian were two terrorists took shelter in a local mosque and tried thrice to make them surrender. We allowed local imam of the area to go inside and in morning we allowed their family to go inside and persuade terrorists to surrender but they refused” he added.

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