Two Hizb terrorists killed in Kokernag gunfight: police

IGP Kashmir identified the slain as Junaid and Basit saying the latter was involved in killing of BJP’s Sarpanch Gh Rasool Dar and his wife, a Panch on August 9 last year.
Two Hizb terrorists killed in Kokernag gunfight: police
Security forces on standby during an encounter. [Representational Picture]Aman Farooq/ GK File

Srinagar June 16: Two Hizb terrorists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Hangalgund area of Kokernag in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thursday, police said.

""AnantnagEncounterUpdate: 01 more #terrorist killed (total 02). Search going on. Further details shall follow, " a police spokesman said.

In a separate statement, IGP Kashmir identified the slain as Junaid and Basit. Basit, as per IGP Kashmir, was involved in killing of BJP’s Sarpanch Gh Rasool Dar and his wife, a Panch on August 9 last year.

"Killed terrorists identified as Junaid & Basit Bhat of HM terror outfit. Terrorist Basit was involved in killing of BJP’s Sarpanch Gh Rasool Dar and his wife, a Panch on 9/8/21 in #Anantnag," IGP Kashmir said. The encounter broke out today afternoon after security forces cordoned the area following a tip off.

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