An encounter between security forces and militants continues in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir from 2 pm on Monday. Mobile Internet service has been discontinued in the area. This is the first time in two years that an encounter has taken place in Srinagar. Kashmir zone police said that there is an encounter between security forces and militants in Kanemazar Nawakdal area of Srinagar.
Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF are involved in this operation. Earlier in the encounter on Sunday, Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Tahir Ahmad Bhat was killed. This was the second major encounter after Riyaz Naiku, who died 11 days ago.
Tahir was killed on Sunday
On the night of 16 May, Tahir was reported to the security forces in Khota village of Doda. Since the killing of Hizbul terrorist Harun in January 2020, Tahir had been conducting terrorist activities here. The terrorists hiding inside a house started firing around 7 am Sunday. Tahir was then killed in a 5-hour encounter.
Riyaz of Hizbul was killed on 6 May
On May 6, security forces in Kashmir killed Riyaz Naikoo, the top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen. He was included in the Most Wanted list for two years. He came to Begpora village in Pulwama to meet his ailing mother. Police received input from the presence of Naiku and some of his associates in this village.
Security forces buried Naiku’s body in front of five family members in the cemetery at Sonmarg, where the bodies of the terrorists are buried these days.