2 AGuH militants killed in Anantnag encounter

2 hybrid militants arrested in Shopian
Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Sept 7: Police today killed two militants of Ansar Gazwatul Hind (AGuH) in a brief chance encounter at Thajiwara Bijbehara area of Anantnag district.
Those killed have been identified as Fayaz Ahmad Kumar alias Faheem Kumar son of Mohammad Ramzan Kumar and Owais Ahmad Khan son of Ghulam Mohammad Khan, both residents of Waghama Bijbehara who were affiliated with the AGuH.
As per police records, both were involved in several militancy crime cases and civilian atrocities including attack on police personnel at Cheeniwooder Srigufwara on 03/07/2022 in which one police personnel Firdous Ahmad Dar got seriously injured.
“They were also involved in an attack on Police personnel Ghulam Qadir at Darashikon Park Bijbehara on 12/08/2022 in which he received grievous gunshot injuries. Besides, they were also involved in grenade lobbing incidents at Padshahibagh on 15/06/2022 and Sangam Chowk on 22/08/2022,” the police record suggest.
“Arms, ammunition and other incriminating materials were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation,” Police said.
Police have registered a case under relevant Sections of law and investigation has been initiated.
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar congratulated Anantnag Police for carrying out a successful and swift encounter without any collateral damage.
Meanwhile, Police in Shopian arrested two hybrid militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). They have been identified as Faizan Fayaz Bhat son of Fayaz Ahmad Bhat resident of Budden Rafiabad Sopore and Yawar Nizam Mir son of Nizamuddin Mir resident of Konsoo Shopian.
“Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including two pistols, two pistol magazines, two grenades, 20 pistol rounds, one AK-47 magazine and 50-AK live rounds were recovered from their possession,” police said.
The killing of the two AGuH militants comes a day after two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in a gunfight at Poshkreeri village of Bijbehara area in Anantnag.