Two terrorists were killed on Saturday morning in a shootout with security forces in Gahand area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Indian Army’s 34 RR and SOG Shopian had launched a cordon and search operation after specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area. “As the cordon was tightened, the terrorists fired at the forces, triggering a fierce gunfight in which four ultras were neutralised,” a police official said. The identity of the terrorists is yet to be ascertained.
Last week, security forces gunned down two terrorists in an exchange of fire in Imam Sahib area of Shopian district.
On April 1, four terrorists were gunned down by security forces in restive south Kashmir. The terrorists belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit. Lassipora, the site of the encounter, is near the national Highway 1 A, where the February 14 blast took place.
On February 14, at least 42 CRPF personnel were killed in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district when a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 30 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district that also left many critically wounded. More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir.