4 terrorists killed in J&K encounters, CRPF man hurt in attack on camp | India News

SRINAGAR/JAMMU: Four Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed in two encounters with security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian and Kishtwar in Jammu on Friday, hours before a suspected retaliatory attack on a joint police-CRPF camp in Pulwama left a trooper injured.
Officials said terrorists fired several rounds at the camp in Newa after dusk, injuring a CRPF trooper identified as Inder Kumar of Rajasthan. He took a bullet in his left leg, a doctor at the district hospital in Pulwama said.
Earlier in the day, a joint team of police, the Army‘s 44 Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF was engaged in a gun battle with terrorists during a cordon-and-search operation at Dairoo in the Keegam area of Shopian. “Two terrorists holed up in a house were shot dead. They were both members of the Hizbul Mujahideen. We are yet to get their names,” lGP (Kashmir range) Vijay Kumar said.
In Jammu, a similar joint operation was carried out at Kishtwar, where two criminals out on parole had attacked a couple of special police officers on April 13 and snatched their weapons. One of the officers, Pashid Iqbal, was killed in the incident.
A search for the duo led security forces to a hideout of the Hizbul Mujahideen on Friday, Jammu IGP Mukesh Singh said. One of the two men gunned down in the encounter was Ashiq Hussain, a kidnapping and rape accused who had been released on parole from the district jail around 20 days ago as part of a strategy to decongest prisons because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Ashiq was killed along with one Basharat Hussain, both residents of Tander village in Dachhan. Two rifles – an AK-74 and an Insas – were found on them,” Singh said. “We now know that they were associated with the Hizbul Mujahideen.”

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