Jammu and Kashmir police identifies 3 terrorists killed in Awantipora encounter

Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday identified the three terrorists killed in encounter on Tuesday night. The slain terrorists have been identified as Naveed Tak, Hamid Lone and Junaid Bhat.

According to police, they were all involved in several terror crimes.

Police had recovered arms and ammunition from the site of encounter and a case has also been registered.

Kashmir Zone police in a tweet said, “#Awantipora #encounter update: 03 #killed #terrorists identified as Naveed Tak, Hamid Lone @ Hamid Lelhari and Junaid Bhat involved in several #terrorcrimes. #Arms & ammunition recovered. Case registered.”

The encounter began in the outskirts of Awantipora on Tuesday evening.

Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the area following inputs about the presence of terrorists there.

As the security forces closed on the hiding terrorists, they fired upon them triggering an encounter in which three terrorists were killed.