Another terrorist killed in ongoing encounter in J-K’s Anantnag
Security forces on Monday killed two terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammed, one of them a foreigner, in an ongoing gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag, officials said.
One of them was gunned earlier in the day in Srigufwara area of Anantnag, where the encounter erupted early in the morning. Officials had said two to three terrorists were holed up at the encounter site.
“#AnantnagEncounterUpdate: 01 more #unidentified #terrorist killed (total 02). Search going on. #Incriminating materials including #arms & #ammunition recovered. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Zone police tweeted.
On Sunday, three terrorists were killed in a day-long encounter with security forces in Sopore in the northern district of Baramulla.
Lashkar-e-Taiba’s (LeT’s) Usman was among those killed in the encounter in Reban.
“He was involved in a recent terror attack at Sopore in which one CRPF jawan was martyred and a civilian was also killed. Big success for police and security forces,” Vijay Kumar, Kashmir’s inspector general of police, said.
“Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition recovered. Searches were going,” Kashmir Police Zone also tweeted.
Police along with security forces have arrested four associates of terrorists during two separate search operations at Chandargeer and Sadhunara areas of Bandipora.
Bandipora Police along with 13 Rashtriya Rifles and 45th Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), acting on a specific input, arrested a terrorist associate during a search operation in Chandargeer.
He has been identified as Shafat Ahmad Dar resident of Chandargeer. Incriminating materials including a live grenade has been recovered from his possession, officials said.
Similarly, during another search operation in Sadhunara, security forces arrested three more terrorist associates identified as Mudasir Ahmad Khawaja, Abdul Qayoom Margo and Ishfaq Ahmad Dar all residents of Sadhunara.
Incriminating material, including two live grenades, a AK magazine, 25 live rounds of AK-47 rifle and a UBGL, has been recovered from their possession.
Officials said all the four associates are actively involved in providing logistic support and shelter to active terrorists of proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
A case under relevant sections of law was registered in Hajin police station and further investigation was initiated, they added.
Suspected terrorists also attempted to attack a deployment of central armed forces with grenades at Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama.
“Terrorist attempted an attack on CAPF at 1645 hours today at Chersoo, Awantipora. Suspects moving on a bike threw two grenades on CAPF (who were) deploying without taking out pins. Grenades did not explode. Efforts are on to nab the terrorists,” a spokesperson of the Indian Army said.
Officials have said around 134 terrorists have been killed in Kashmir so far this year with 48 of them in June, the highest monthly toll in recent years. Majority of these militants have been killed in south Kashmir.