Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, including the killer of woman teacher in May, were neutralised in a joint security force operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Thursday, police said.Police said on acting on specific information about presence of terrorists in village Mishipora of Kulgam, police, along with Army's 1st RR, launched a cordon and search operation in the area.
As the joint party proceeded towards the spot where the terrorists were hiding, the terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the search party which was retaliated."However, the hiding terrorists managed to shift their base consistently in the village after the initial exchange of fire and tried to breach the cordon but the cordon remained firmly intact and search was going on from the past two days to nab them," police said.
"Today, the contact was re-established with the hiding terrorists and the encounter resumed. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists of HM outfit were killed so far," police said.
"One of the killed terrorist has been identified as Zubair Sofi of Mohan Pora Kulgam who was involved in killing of woman teacher Rajni Bala on May 31. The identification of second killed terrorist is being ascertained. The operation is still in progress."