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Al-Badr commander Zeenat-ul-Islam killed in encounter in Kulgam

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Two terrorists including top Al-Zeenat-ul-Islam have been killed in an encounter with security forces in district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Sunday.

"The two militants killed in the Katpora encounter have been identified as Zeenat-ul-Islam and Shakeel Dar. Both were involved in several terror crimes," a said.

Islam, a category A++ militant, had switched over to the Al-from the Hizbul Mujahideen in November last year following agreement between the two outfits to strengthen the Al-

Islam was active since 2015, the said.

He said security forces launched a cordon and in Katpora area of Yaripora in south Kashmir's district Saturday evening after receiving specific information about the presence of militants there.

As the forces were conducting the searches, the militants fired on them, he said.

As per policy, the militants were given an opportunity to surrender, but they continued to fire, the said.

The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter in which the two militants were killed, he said.

Arms and ammunition were recovered from the encounter site, the official said, adding, no collateral damage has been reported during the encounter.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 09:45 IST