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Two terrorists including Lashkar commander Junaid Mattoo killed in Kashmir encounter

The gunbattle started on Friday morning. (File photo) Photograph: (Zee News Network)

WION Web Team Jammu and Kashmir Jun 16, 2017, 06.21 AM (IST)

In a major success for security forces, two terrorists including Lashkar commander Junaid Mattoo have been killed in a joint operation by the Indian Army, SoG and CRPF in Kashmir's Kulgam district.

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The joint operation was carried out early on Friday morning after they received information that three terrorists were reportedly holed up in a building at Idgah Mohalla in Kulgam's Arwani village.

According to reports, a 22-year-old civilian was also killed during clashes between the security forces and the protesters.

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The civilians clashed with security forces to help the terrorists escape from the area. 

Junaid Mattoo was one of the most wanted terrorists operating in Kashmir.

The 20-year-old Lashkar commander was mentioned in the list of 12 most wanted terrorists released by the Indian Army in May.

The list also includes the names of Lashkar-e-Taiba's commander Abu Dujana and Hizbul Mujahideen's Zakir Musa.

 

 

 

 

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