J&K: Hizbul Mujahideen Terrorist Killed In An Encounter With Security Forces In AwantiporaIndian Army in Jammu and Kashmir. (Representative Image)

One Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist was killed on Tuesday (7 January) in an encounter with security forces in Awantipora of South Kashmir after a 40-day gap since the last encounter, the police said.

The slain terrorist Zahid Hassan Gadhanji of Anantnag had joined the terror ranks only a few days ago and refused to surrender as the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Army and CRPF was carrying out a joint operation in the Charsoo area.

Earlier on 4 January, the security forces had nabbed a terrorist, Nisar Ahmed Dar, belonging to Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.

The 23-year-old terrorist, who hailed from Wahab Parray Mohalla at Hajin, was active for the last few years and is a categorised terrorist in security establishment's data base. He was in the wanted list of security forces.

"Dar is an associate of Salim Parray, who is top terrorist of Lashkar-e-Taiba in North Kashmir, and earlier escaped from an encounter in which a Pakistani terrorist of Lashkar outfit was killed at Kulan Ganderbal on 12 November 2019," said a senior police officer.

(With inputs from IANS)

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