Encounter between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore
Jammu and Kashmir: One terrorist was killed following an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
Two terrorists were killed during a gunfight in the Tujjan area of Pulwama on Tuesday.
As per sources, two militants were believed to be trapped in Pulwama.
Commenting on the encounter, IGP Kashmir said one of the slain terrorists was identified as Majid Nazir, who was associated with the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). Nazir had also killed Sub Inspector Farooq Mir in the Union Territory.
Meanwhile, another encounter was reported from the Tulibal area of Sopore, where one terrorist was killed following an encounter with security forces on Tuesday.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Tulibal village in the Sopore area of Baramulla district following information about the presence of militants there, a police spokesman said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after ultras opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated.
Encounters in Jammu and Kashmir
This comes a day after three terrorists were killed in two separate encounters with security forces in Kashmir on Monday, taking the number of ultras killed in the past 24 hours to seven, police said.
A police spokesperson said two militants were killed in a fresh exchange of fire in the ongoing encounter in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, taking the death toll in the overnight operation to four.
Two militants were killed in the encounter on Sunday.
In another encounter in the Pulwama district, an unidentified militant was killed.
The encounter broke out in Pulwama’s Chatpora after the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, a police official said.
In the exchange of fire between the two sides, a militant was killed, the official said, adding that the operation was underway when reports last came in.