Indian Army kills wanted terrorist Zeenat-ul-Islam in Kulgam; clashes erupt at funeral

New Delhi Jan 14 Two terrorists including most wanted Zeenat-ul-Islam, were decimated by the Indian security forces on Saturday, in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district. His body was handed over to his family on Saturday evening.

The operation was jointly conducted by the Army, Police and CRPF. As per policy the terrorists were given an opportunity to surrender, who, however continued to fire and were eliminated in the consequent gunfight. Other than Zeenat ul Islam, terrorist Shakeel Ahmed Dar was also eliminated. Weapons and other warlike stores were recovered from them.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation, (operations have now concluded) in Katpora area in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district last evening after receiving specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

As the forces were conducting the searches, the militants fired upon them. The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter in which two militants were killed, he said. No collateral damage has been reported in the operation.

Zeenat, was considered as an Improvised explosive device (IED) expert.

Clashes erupt in Zeenat’s funeral ::

A major clash broke out between the security forces and the supporters of the killed Al-Badr terrorist Zeenat-ul-Islam during the latter’s cortege (Janaza) in Jammu and Kashmir. A group of people, apparently his supporters who wanted to take part in the procession, got into a fight with the security forces. In the fight that followed, seven people have been injured. The uproar over the death of Zeenat had caused internet services to be suspended last evening.