Kupwara: The two terrorists, who were killed in an encounter with the security forces at Guloora area of Handwara town in Kupwara district on Tuesday, were associated with terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
The two terrorists have been identified as Furqan Rashid Lone and Liyaqat Ahmad Lone.
A resident of Shartpora area in Langate tehsil of Kupwara district, Furqan Rashid Lone alias Adil was wanted in a number of criminal cases registered in Handwara police station.
Liyaqat Ahmad Lone alias Sahaba, meanwhile, was a resident of Harwan village in Sopore town in Baramullah district, and had a long history of involvement in terror related activities. He was wanted in a number of criminal cases registered in Bomia police station.
Liyaqat, along with two other LeT terrorists, Gani Khawaja and Majid Mir, was involved in the murder of Hurriyat(G) activist Hakim-ur-Rehman Sultani on September 8.