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2 terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir

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.

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