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Two Terrorists Of Al-Qaeda Affiliated Group Gunned Down In J&K’s Nowgam

The identity and affiliation of both the terrorists are yet to be ascertained.

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Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: At least two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Nowgam area of Srinagar district in Jammu and Kashmir. The terrorists, identified as Aijaz Rasool Nazar and Shahid Ahmad alias Abu Hamza, were linked to Ansar Gazwat-ul Hind, an al-Qaeda affiliate,

Based on specific inputs, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Dangerpora under the Nowgam police station area, a police official said.

During the operation, the terrorists opened fire at the security forces. The security forces retaliated, triggering an encounter in which two terrorists were killed, he said.

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Additional Director General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said, “Killed #terrorists were affiliated with #terror outfit AGuH & identified as Aijaz Rasool Nazar of Pulwama & Shahid Ahmad @ Abu Hamza. They were involved in recent #terror attack on an outside labourer namely Muneer ul Islam from West Bengal on 2/9/22 in Pulwama.”

(With PTI inputs)