After killing a terrorist in the Awantipora sector of the Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir, security forces have a cornered a top terrorist in the area after an overnight operation.
The terrorist has been identified as as Riyaz Naikoo – a top Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen commander. He carries a bounty of Rs 12 lakh on his head.
If the security forces are able to arrested or eliminate Naikoo in the encounter, it will be a major blow to the local terror groups active in the area, especially Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen.
The operation began on Tuesday night after the forces received a tip-off about the presence of a top terrorist in the area. This is the third anti-terror operation of Tuesday.
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