Terrorist Involved In Civilian Killings In Srinagar Gunned Down In Pulwama Encounter

Security forces received information about the presence of terrorists in the Wahibug area of Pulwama, following which a cordon and search operation was launched.

Terrorist Involved In Civilian Killings In Srinagar Gunned Down In Pulwama Encounter

Police said the search operation turned into an encounter. (File)

Srinagar:

A terrorist involved in the recent civilian killings in Srinagar was gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.

Security forces received information about the presence of terrorists in the Wahibug area of Pulwama, following which a cordon and search operation there, they said.

Police said the search operation turned into an encounter in which one terrorist was killed.

"One #terrorist of #Srinagar City involved in recent civilian killing, neutralised in #Pulwama #encounter," IGP, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar tweeted.

The killed terrorist was identified as Shahid Bashir Sheikh, a resident of Srinagar, police said.

They said one AK-47 rifle, along with ammunition, was recovered from the site of the encounter.

"He (Sheikh) was involved in the killing of a civilian, Mohammad Shafi Dar -- an employee of Power Development Department, on 2/10/21. An AK-47 rifle was used in that killing," police said.

Meanwhile, another encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Bemina area of Srinagar on Friday evening, a police spokesman.

Further details are awaited, he added.

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