Four Hizbul Terrorists Killed In J&K
25 August 2005
The Hindustan Times
Srinagar: Four terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen, including two Pakistani nationals, were killed in separate encounters in Jammu & Kashmir, where security forces recovered a huge cache of arms and explosives from different hideouts since Wednesday night, a police spokesman said on Thursday. Acting on specific information, security forces laid a cordon around Tangmarg-Woto village in south Kashmir's Anantnag district early Thursday to flush out hiding terrorists. The terrorists opened fire and in the ensuing gunbattle, two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, identified as Iqbal Gill alias Salauddin Ayoubi Bihari of Pakistan and his local accomplice Bashir Ahmad Rather, were killed, the spokesman said. Two AK assault rifles, eight magazines, 54 rounds and six grenades were recovered from the deceased terrorists, he said. In another search operation, the spokesman said security forces killed two more Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, including a Pakistani national Rizwan, in an encounter at Pudr forest in Keller area of Pulwama district on Thursday. The operation in the area was still continuing and further details are awaited, he said. Security forces during a search operation at Bagla- Sherpur forest in Peer Badesar area of Rajouri district came across a natural cave type hideout on Wednesday and its search led to the recovery of two bags filled with weapons and explosives.