Two Hizbul terrorists killed, a soldier martyred in Doda dist of J&K
Jammu/IBNS/UNI: Security forces on Sunday gunned down two terrorists while a soldier lost his life in Gundna in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Police spokesman said that acting on specific inputs on Sunday morning, joint teams of police, army and para-military forces launched a search operation in Gundna area of Doda.
"The patrol party established contact with the terrorists and encounter started in the morning," said the spokesman.
A UNI report in the afternoon said that one terrorist had been neutralised and the operation was still in progress.
"There are unconfirmed reports of killing of the second terrorist but details are awaited," the police spokesperson added. Later, a Hindustan Times report confirmed that a second terrorist was also killed.
One of the terrorists killed in the encounter has been identified as Tahir alias Uqaab of Pulwama, who had killed RSS leader Chandrakant Sharma in Kishtwar last year, said the HT report.
Reports said there has been a spurt in terrorist activities amid coronavirus lockdown. Jammu’s Doda region comprising Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban districts which had been declared terrorism-free, have also seen increase in militancy and related activities amid the lockdown.