Two of three terrorists cornered by security forces at Anantnag in south Kashmir this morning were killed. The third terrorist, believed to be Zahid Dass — the killer of a six-year-old boy in a terror attack last week — escaped.
“Two terrorists have been killed but Zahid Dass has managed to escape,” said a senior police officer.
On Friday, the CRPF jawan was killed when terrorists opened fire on a road opening team near Padshahi Bagh bridge in Bijbehara area in Anantnag. Six-year-old Nihaan Bhat was sleeping in a parked car in the area 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.
Kashmir Police Chief Dilbag Singh says over 100 terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year. “During the last about five-and-a-half months, over 100 terrorists have been neutralised, out of them 50 plus were from the Hizbul Mujahideen, around 20 from the Lashkar-e-Taiba, 20 from the Jaish-e-Mohammed and the rest from smaller outfits like Al-Badr, Ansar Gazwatul Hind,” Mr Singh said on Monday.