Jammu and Kashmir: Three militants were gunned down in an encounter in Anantnag district on Monday morning. One of the deceased militants has been identified as Hizbul Mujahideen commander Masood of Doda.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbah Sing, said that Doda district in Jammu Zone has become militancy free as Masood was the last-surviving militants of Doda district.
According to the reports, Masood was operating in Kashmir after he joined the militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen. The DP said that “With today’s operation at Khulchohar area of Anantnag by Police along with Local RR unit in which 2 LeT terrorists including one district commander and one Hizbul Mujahideen commander Masood were neutralised.
Reportedly, the encounter took place at Chuhar area of Anantnag after the joint teams of security forces launched a cordon and search operation following an input about the presence of militants in the area.
The other two militants killed in an encounter are said to be associated with the terror-outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. In June, around 46 militants have been killed in a gunfight.