A top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist along with two others was shot dead in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. However, an Army soldier also lost his life, while rescuing a hostage in the nine-hour-long standoff.
“We have killed three terrorists in the gunfight, which has ended. One soldier was also killed in action,” Devender Anand, Army spokesperson in Jammu told media. The martyred Army soldier was identified as Naik Rajendra Singh from Jaisalmer.
The dreaded terrorists were identified as Osama, Zahid and Farooq. Osama was the mastermind behind the killings of BJP leader Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit Parihar. He was also involved in the killings of RSS functionary Chanderkant Sharma and his PSO.
It may be mentioned here that the encounter took place after NSA Ajit Doval’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. He has asked the J&K Police and paramilitary forces to intensify anti-terror operations.