Security forces have led a massive war against terrorism and terrorists in the inner parts of Jammu-Kashmir and as well as in forward areas. Well, continuing the same, security forces on Friday morning eliminated three terrorists in south Kashmir's Shopian district.
Acting on a specific input, security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Adkhara area of Imam Sahib of Shopian district. As the search party reached, security forces received bullets from the terrorists ensuing into the encounter. Immediately security forces retaliated heavily and eliminated three hardcore terrorists. The three slain terrorists were identified as Lateef Ahmad Dar, Tariq Moulvi and Shariq Ahmad Negroo.
Interestingly, with the end of Lateef Ahmad Dar – all 11 out of 12 Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists led by Burhan Wani are now eliminated. Only of the remaining 12, Tariq Pandit, was arrested by the security forces in 2016. So, officially one can say that so-called ‘Burhan Brigade’ has been wiped. Also, with an end of Lateef, it is an end to the ‘pioneers’ of new-age terrorism in Kashmir valley.
The photo of the 12 terrorists had become viral in June 2015. In the photo which is in the lead of this article, we can see 12 terrorists-led by Burhan Wani posed boldly without masks in front of the camera and posted pictures online. The photo unfortunately became hugely popular among youth. Lateef Ahmad Dar can be seen on the extreme right in the middle row of the group photo, with his index finger pointed towards the sky. Previously, in some media reports, he was identified as Ishfaq Hameed. Lateef Tiger belonged to Awantipora town of Pulwama district.
It is to be noted that ant-terrorism operation is continued with such a speed that as many as 311 terrorists were killed in Jammu and Kashmir last year. In the year 2017, 213 terrorists were eliminated.