Five terrorists were reportedly killed during an encounter that broke out against the security forces, on Sunday, in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Two security personal were also injured during the clash with the militants. The encounter occurred when the security forces began a search of the Badigam village in Zainapora area of the south Kashmir district, after having followed various sources that had hinted at the presence of the militants in the area. The officials have said that the encounter began when the terrorists fired upon the forces, and the attack was then retaliated, which blew out in firing from both sides.
Senior Superintendent of Police Shailendra Mishra said that the forces appealed to the terrorists to surrender, but there was no use, which meant that the encounter had to continue until they were neutralized.
SP Vaid, Director General of Police, Jammu & Kashmir, stated on Twitter that the bodies of five terrorists have been recovered from the site of the encounter. The forces were also successful to bring down, the last member of Burhan Wani brigade, and a top commander of Hizbul terror group, Saddam Paddar. Two other militants who were killed in the encounter and who have now been identified by the authorities are, Bilal Molvi and Aadil Malik. This is surely going to be a big blow for the terrorist group, Hizbul Mujahideen, and is another successful attempt by the forces to purge the state of Kashmir from the terrorists.
From left to right , Saddam Padder , Bilal Molvi & Aadil …. All these trapped in Shopian. Saddam rumoured to be already killed .
— Pawan Durani (@PawanDurani) May 6, 2018