Reports suggest that one more terrorist is hiding in the area. (Photo Credit: PTI)
Two terrorists were gunned down in an encounter by security force in a Kashmir’s Tral on Sunday. The encounter broke out after the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of intelligence inputs. This is when terrorists opened fire.
According to officials, two terrorists were killed in the encounter. The identity of slain terrorists is being ascertained. Reports suggest that one more terrorist is hiding in the area.
Earlier on Tuesday, a local terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Awantipora. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Churswoo village of Awantipora in the early hours of Tuesday following an information about the presence of the terrorist there, they said.
The killed terrorist has been identified as Shahid, a resident of Bijbehara area of Anantnag district, the police said. He was asked to surrender by the security forces but he chose to engage them in a gunbattle, they said, adding that the ultra was killed after a brief exchange of fire.
Meanwhile, security forces have been conducting ‘Operation All Out’ to root out terror outfits from the Valley. As many as 160 terrorists were killed and 102 arrested in Jammu and Kashmir in 2019. Jammu and Kashmir police’s stated that 250 ultras were active in UT.
Security Arrangements have been beefed up in Jammu and Kashmir post abrogation of Article 370. Since the removal of the special status from J&K, Pakistan is trying to push militias via LoC.