5 terrorists including Hizbul commander killed in encounter with security forces in J&K's Shopian

WION Web Team Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir May 06, 2018, 07.23 AM(IST)

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Two security personnel were injured in the ongoing joint operation which was jointly carried out by the army, the police and the Central Reserve Police Force.

Five terrorists, including Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sadam Padder, were today killed in an encounter with terrorists in South Kashmir's Shopian district.

 Rafi Bhat, Kashmir University assistant professor-turned-militant was also among those killed.

Two security personnel were injured in the ongoing joint operation which was jointly carried out by the army, the police and the Central Reserve Police Force.

The encounter started at Badigam village's Imama Sahib where the terrorists were trapped inside a house.

The army had launched a cordon and search operation this morning after acting on specific information about the presence of militants in Badigam in the Zainapora area of the south Kashmir district, a police official said. 

"The search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated," the official said.

A senior police official said the terrorists were not willing to surrender despite appeals.

"We appealed to them (terrorists) to surrender but continuous firing from inside is underway, cannot confirm the number of terrorists yet," Shailendra Mishra, Senior Superintendent of Police, Shopian said earlier.
 

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