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J&K: 2 terrorists killed in encounter in Anantnag

Altaf Kachru, one of the oldest Hizbul Mujahideen terroists operating in the Kashmir Valley was killed in the operation.

He was involved in many cases including killing of policemen. The second terroriost was yet to be identified.

“It was a specific operation and in a swift action both the terrorists involved in several cases of civilian atrocities and attacks on policemen were eliminated,” Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Range, S P Pani said.

Giving details of the encounter, police said security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Muniward village in Khanabal area of the district early Wednesday morning, following specific information about the presence of terrorists there.

An encounter ensued when the militants opened fire on the forces, an official said.