August 02: Two terrorists were today eliminated in Khumriyal area of the northern district of Kupwara.
Security forces today in the afternoon had established a Naka in the area. While the checking at the Naka point was going on, terrorists fired on the Naka party which was retaliated by the alert security forces.
In a brief encounter, two terrorists were successfully eliminated by the security forces.
The killed terrorists have been identified as Bilal Ahmad Shah, a resident of Shatmuqam and Zahoor Ahmad. They were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM. Both the terrorists were involved in several attacks on the security establishments and civilian atrocities in the area. Besides one AK 47 and one INSAS rifle was recovered back from the terrorists which were yesterday snatched from a policeman in Kandhar area of Kupwara.
No collateral damage occurred during the encounter. Police have registered a case and investigation into the matter has been initiated.