Three terrorists killed in separate J&K encounters
Two terrorists were killed and an Army jawan injured in an encounter at Gosia colony in Nambalbal area of Pampore.Updated: Jun 13, 2006 15:09 IST
Three terrorists, including two belonging to the Lashker-e-Taiba, were killed and an Army jawan injured in separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, official sources said.
Two terrorists were killed and an Army jawan injured in an encounter at Gosia colony in Nambalbal area of Pampore, 16 kms from Srinagar on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, the sources said.
They said the security forces, acting on a tip off, cordoned the locality to flush out militants hiding in a house.
The deceased terrorists have been identified as Abu Saqib and Abu Qasim, believed to be from Pakistan.
Describing the killing of the duo as a major success, the sources said they were members of the LET suicide squad and had planned an attack on a security convoy on the highway.
An unidentified terrorist was killed in an encounter with Army jawans during search operations at Magam village of Handwara area in Kupwara district early today, the sources said.
Meanwhile, a policeman guarding the house of Awami League leader Mohammad Ramzan was injured in a terrorist attack at Zainapora in Shopian area of Pulwama district on night.
The assailants managed to snatch the SLR rifle of the policeman and decamped from the scene along with two magazines and 22 rounds.
Ramzan, who unsuccesfully contested the 2002 Assembly elections, was not present at his home at the time of the incident.
First Published: Jun 13, 2006 15:09 IST