The inspector general of police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, called this a big success, and said Shakir Nazar, the district commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen has been active since 2018.
In a statement, the police said that the other killed terrorists were identified as Aslam Dar and Sumair Najar.
While Dar, who was a resident of Qaimoh, was active from May 2019, Najar, a local of Kanipora Shopian, was active from May 2021.
Earlier, the police said 4 terrorists were killed in the villages of Pombai and Gopalpora located in Kulgam district, in separate encounters with the security forces on Wednesday. They added that the gun battles were underway.
Earlier on Tuesday, a Pakistani terrorist and his associate have been eliminated in an encounter in the Hyderpora area of Jammu and Srinagar, Kashmir.