An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. Three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists have been killed in an encounter with security forces in the forested area of Tral. Jammu and Kashmir Police has given this information. Search operation is on and more details are awaited in the matter. However, the terrorists have not been identified so far.
On receiving information about the presence of militants, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in high altitude areas in the forest area of Nagberan Tral in South Kashmir district, he said. Officials said the militants opened fire on the security forces following which an encounter broke out. He said that the encounter is still on.
Yesterday two terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen were killed
Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday. Both the terrorists were part of a squad responsible for the killings of people. A police spokesperson had said that the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation after receiving information about the presence of terrorists in Kru in Pampore area of Pulwama district. He said that as soon as the presence of terrorists was detected during this operation, they were asked to surrender. But they opened indiscriminate fire on the joint search party, in response to which the security forces also opened fire and an encounter broke out.
The spokesman said that two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed in the encounter and their bodies have been recovered from the encounter site. They have been identified as Musaib Ahmed Bhatt of Khru and Muzamil Ahmed Rather of Chakura Pulwama. He said as per police records Bhatt was involved in planning and executing several terror attacks including harassment of civilians. “He was also involved in the killing of a civilian named Javid Ahmed Malik in Lurgam area of Tral and was part of a squad of Hizbul Mujahideen responsible for killing civilians in South Kashmir,” he said.