Srinagar: On a credible input, a cordon & search operation was launched jointly by police and security forces in Awneera area of district Shopian.
During the search operation, the hiding terrorists fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.
In the ensuing encounter, 02 terrorists were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The killed terrorists were identified as Sayar Ahmad Bhat of Yaripora Kulgam and Shakir Ahmad Wagay of Awneera Shopian.
As per police records both the killed terrorists were inspired by IS ideology. They were wanted by law for their complicity in terror crimes including attack on security establishments.
According to the police records, they were part of groups involved in planning & executing terror attacks in the area and many other civilian atrocities. Shakir Wagay according to police records was involved in Case FIR No 25/2019 pertaining to the killing of civilian Irfan Hameed Sheikh of Zainapora. Terror crime cases were registered against both of them.
Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in the case records for the purpose of investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes.
People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any.