An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Shopian on Wednesday. The encounter broke out a day after two terrorists, including a self-styled 'commander' of Jaish-e-Mohammad who was a co-conspirator in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.
"Fayaz Panzoo was killed along with his associate in an encounter based on a specific police input at Bijbehara in Anantnag district," a police official said.
He added Panzoo alias Fayaz Ahmad Thokar alias Hanzulla Bai was a "co-conspirator" of the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed by a militant who used a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (IED) to trigger the deadly blast.
Panzoo was also involved in the deadly attack on CRPF personnel at Anantnag town on June 12 in which five CRPF men were killed and SHO Arshad Khan was seriously injured and later succumbed to injuries, the official said.
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