Pulwama encounter: Internet services snapped after two Hizbul terrorists killed

Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir): Internet services have been snapped in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district after two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists were gunned down in Tahab area on Sunday.

Meanwhile, operations have been called off and combing operations are underway.

“We had inputs that these terrorists were threatening government officials and politicians. Based on this input, a search operation was carried out in the morning. The search party reached a house and they were fired upon. They terrorists were given a chance to surrender, instead they fired heavily,” Harbir Singh, Commander 12 RR told ANI.

Jammu and Kashmir DGP S.P. Vaid said that initial reports indicated that the terrorists were from terror outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen

“Two terrorists have been eliminated in Pulwama. The situation is under control as of now. The initial reports indicate that they are from Hizbul-Mujahideen,” Vaid told media.

The troops of 55 Rashtriya Rifles(RR), 183 Battalion, 182 Battalion, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operations Group (SOG) Latipura earlier in the day neutralized two terrorists in Pulwama.

The bodies of the terrorists, Tausif and Irfan have also been recovered by the security forces, including weapons. (ANI)