Shopian: The three terrorists who were neutralized today during an encounter here have been identified as Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba affiliates, Jammu and Kashmir Police said.
The terrorists who were eliminated in the encounter by security forces in the Keller area have been identified as Sajad Khanday, Aqib Ahmad Dar and Basharat Ahmad Mir.
According to police, the three were wanted by law for their complicity in a series of terror crimes including attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities.
Aqib had a long history of terror crime records and several terror crime cases were registered against him. He was involved in conspiring and executing many terror attacks in the area, read a press note issued by the state police.
Similarly, Sajad and Basharat were involved in many terror attacks and several terror crime cases were also registered against them, police said.
Incriminating materials including three AK rifles were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in the case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror cases.