At least three terrorists were killed, and four security personnel were injured in an encounter that broke out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar district, confirmed the J&K Police on Friday.
According to police reports, the encounter broke out on Thursday evening at the Pantha Chowk area in Srinagar.
The firefight between the terrorists and security forces started after a joint team cordoned off the area and launched a search operation based on specific information about the presence of terrorists.
As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding, they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.
As per J&K Police, in the initial exchange of fire, three police personnel and one CRPF jawan got injured and were subsequently shifted to a nearby hospital.
The security forces retaliated and gunned down three terrorists. IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar confirmed that incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition, were recovered from the terrorists.
He also confirmed that one of the killed terrorists was Suhail Ahmad Rather of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
“As revealed during yesterday’s PC, terrorist Suhail was also involved in the Zewan terror attack. All terrorists involved in the Zewan attack have been neutralised,” added IGP Kashmir.
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Driver dead, another injured as lorry rolls down into gorge
A trucker was killed and another person injured after a truck rolled down into a deep gorge near Tulbagh, one kilometre from Banihal town of J&K’s Ramban district on Wednesday.
An official that a truck, bearing registration number JK05A 8209, which was on its way from Jammu towards Srinagar fell into a deep gorge near Tulbagh around 7 pm, resulting in on spot death of the driver.
Soon after the accident, Banihal police and local volunteers launched a rescue operation and retrieved the body of the trucker, who was identified as Nazir Ahmad Sheikh (58), son of Abdul Gani Sheikh, a resident of Bandipora in north Kashmir.
The injured, identified as Naveed Ahmad son of Nazir Ahmad, also a resident of Bandipora, was shifted to Emergency Hospital Banihal.
An official said that the body is being shifted to Bandipora and that the relatives of the victims were on their way to Banihal.
3 Soldiers Injured In Shopian Gunfight
On Wednesday, three soldiers were injured, two of them critically, in an ongoing gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, reports quoted officials said.
They said that two soldiers suffered bullet injuries as soon as the gunfight started between militants and a joint team of Police and army in the Nowgam area of the district. Later, another soldier was injured in the firefight.
Quoting official sources, a news agency reported that the injured were shifted to the army’s 92 base hospital, where two remain in “critical condition.”
The encounter had ensued after Police and army launched a cordon and search operation following inputs about the presence of the militants.
As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the officials said, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, they said.
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