Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), September 15: Two terrorists who were involved in the killing of migrants were killed in an encounter by Jammu and Kashmir Police late on Wednesday night in the Nowgam area of Srinagar.
The terrorists were reportedly affiliated with the terror outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGuH).
After receiving specific information about the presence of terrorists, Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Indian Army launched a joint operation in the Nowgam area on Wednesday evening. According to police, the terrorists who were neutralised belonged to the terror organisation Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGuH) and were identified as Aijaz Rasool Nazar of Pulwama and Shahid Ahmad alias Abu Hamza.
"The neutralised terrorists were involved in the recent terror attack on an outside labourer namely Muneer ul Islam from West Bengal on September 2 in Pulwama," Additional Director General of Police, Kashmir Vijay Kumar said.
Police also seized an AK Rifle, two pistols and other war-like stores from the spot.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha assessed the security situation during a visit to Poonch's forward districts on Wednesday.
The Lt Governor, who is in Poonch for two days, reviewed the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and forward areas in the border village of Degwar Terwan in Poonch.
He was accompanied by Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Brigadier Rajesh Bisht, ADGP Jammu, Mukesh Singh, DIG, and other top civil administration officials and the army.
Sinha was briefed on the overall security situation along the Line of Control, the army's development activities in border villages, the counter-infiltration grid, and operational readiness.