Two persons including a militant of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen were killed, two Lashkar-e-Tayyeba ultras arrested and a hideout busted in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, a police spokesman said on Monday.
Hizb terrorist Shabir Piswal alias Sidiq was killed in an encounter with security forces at Kadoora village in Bandipora of Baramulla district early on Monday, he said.
He said an AK assault rifle, two magazines, 35 rounds and a wireless set were found on the slain rebel, who had been active in the area for the past several years.
Police recovered the body of 25-year-old Mohammad Iqbal Mir alias Riyaz, with the throat slit, from Rajpora area of Pulwama district on Sunday night, he said.
Riyas was running a shop in the area and had been abducted by terrorists on Monday evening, the spokesman said adding that a Hizb note was found on his body that said he was killed for being an army informer.
A baker Mohammad Amin Dar was kidnapped by terrorists from Awarigund in Tral area of Pulwama on Sunday night and an operation launched to rescue him, he said.
An LeT terrorist was arrested after a brief gunbattle with security forces at Killanwali-Seeldhar area of Gool sector in Doda district on Sunday night and a .303 rifle, a magazine with 11 cartridges and a 12 bore gun recovered from him, the operation, the spokesman said.
Security forces arrested another LeT terrorist Pervez Ahmad Khan from Maidan Tikipora in Kupwara district with two hand-grenades and unearthed a hideout at a house at Keller in Pulwama district where arms and ammunition were stored, officials added.