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Three terrorists killed in J&K encounters

Three terrorists were killed in separate encounters with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

india Updated: Feb 28, 2006 12:24 IST

Three terrorists, including a self-styled district commander of the pro-Pakistan Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit, were killed in separate encounters with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir overnight.

The Hizb-ul commander Aishaq Ahmad who also went by the code name Nazir was killed in a gunfight with security forces at Hadipora-Watergam in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, a BSF spokesman said.

Troops of BSF, acting on a tip-off, raided the village around 10.45 pm on Monday night. The terrorists hiding there opened fire and in the ensuing gunfight Ahmad was killed.

Besides a pistol, its one magazine and few rounds, a mobile phone was recovered from the slain terrorist, he said.

Two more terrorists were killed when security forces returned fire after they were attacked by terrorists at village Drabgam on Monday night.

First Published: Feb 28, 2006 12:24 IST