A terrorist killed in an encounter with the security forces in South Kashmir's Anantnag district has been identified as Faheem Bhat who was involved in the murder of a policeman, officials said on Sunday.
"Neutralised terrorist identified as Faheem Bhat of Kadipora Anantnag. He had recently joined the ISJK terror outfit and was involved in the killing of ASI Mohd Ashraf, who was posted at PS Bijbehara," the police said.
#AnantnagEncounterUpdate: Neutralised #terrorist identified as Faheem Bhat of Kadipora #Anantnag. He has recently joined #terror outfit ISJK and was involved in killing of Martyr ASI Mohd Ashraf, who was posted at PS Bijbehara: IGP Kashmir@JmuKmrPolice https://t.co/0zSnVKBufu— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) December 25, 2021
The firefight took place on Saturday after a joint team of the police and the security forces cordoned off the Srigufwara area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.
As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.
Also on Saturday, four terrorists were killed in two separate security operations in Tral area of Awantipora and Shopian.