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Awantipora: Second terrorist killed in encounter with security forces

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ANI Awantipora Oct 08, 2019, 06.45 PM (IST)

A second terrorist was killed in a joint operation by the Army, Jammu & Kashmir police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Tuesday.

He was affiliated to Jaish-e-Mohammad, said the police. Earlier today a Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist was gunned down in the same operation.

"He was identified as Ufaid Farooq Lone who was involved in several terrorist activities including recent grenade attacks, threatening and beating of shopkeepers and fruit-growers post abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A. He also motivated other youths to join militant ranks," said J&K police.

The joint operation was launched by security forces on Monday evening. So far, the security forces have conducted four successful anti-terrorist operations since September 28.

On September 28, at Batote, Ramban district forces eliminated three hardcore militants of Hizbul Mujahideen. The next day at Kangan in Ganderbal, forces eliminated two recently infiltrated group members of Jaish.