Srinagar: Killers of Kashmiri TV artist Amreen Bhat, killed by terrorists on Wednesday, who were eliminated in an encounter that started between terrorists and security forces on Thursday at Aganhanzipora area at Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district have been identified, officials said on Friday.
“Both killed newly joined local terrorists identified as Shahid Mushtaq Bhat R/O Hafroo Chadoora Budgam and Farhan Habib R/O Hakripora Pulwama. They had killed TV artist on the instruction of LeT Cmdr Lateef. One AK 56 rifle, fourA magazines and a pistol recovered,” Jammu and Kashmir Police quoting Inspector General Police Kashmir zone Vijay Kumar tweeted.
The firefight between terrorists and security forces took place after a joint team of the police and the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about presence of terrorists.
As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.