Srinagar: Four terrorists were neutralised in an encounter with security forces in Bijbehara’s Arwani in Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site where the operation took place.

Earlier in the day, two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. The area was cordoned off after receiving information about the two militants hiding in the village. While efforts were made to let them surrender on their own, the militants retaliated and were thus neutralised. The identities of the two militants who were killed in the incident are yet to be ascertained, while the arms and ammunition used in the Baramulla encounter have been recovered, said SSP Imtiyaz Hussain.

Meanwhile, police and security forces have arrested an Over Ground Worker of Hizbul Mujahideen in Kupwara district on Thursday. The arms and ammunition that were in his possession were recovered. A case has been registered under relevant sections in this regard.

On Wednesday morning, two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Nowgam area in the outskirts of Srinagar city. With the intelligence inputs received on Tuesday night, a joint team of the Army’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles, SOG and CRPF had enabled their operation to look for terrorists in a residential house in Sathu area of Nowgam, stated Jammu and Kashmir police.

In the month of June, a terrorist clash occurred with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. A Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was neutralised in the encounter in Thamuna village.