J&K Anantnag Encounter: 2 Of 3 Trapped Terrorist Killed; One Is Accused Of Killing 6 Year Old Nihaan Bhatt
Two of three terrorists cornered by security forces at Anantnag in south Kashmir this morning have been killed, the police said. One of the terrorists trapped by the forces was believed to be Zahid Dass, the killer of a six-year-old boy shot dead along with a CRPF jawan in a terror attack last week.
Gunfire broke out early today as security forces tracking the terrorists launched an operation at a village, Waghama, based on specific intelligence inputs.
"A fierce encounter is ongoing. Two terrorists have been killed so far," said Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir.
On Friday, a jawan of the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) and six-year-old Nihaan Bhat were killed when terrorists opened fire on a road opening team near Padshahi Bagh bridge in Bijbehara area in Anantnag.
Little Nihaan Bhat was sleeping in a parked car when he was hit by a bullet. Police say the terrorist was on a bike and opened fire from a pistol. The killing provoked immense anger and condemnation.