Jammu And Kashmir: Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following information about presence of terrorists there. (Photo Credit: File Photo-PTI)
At least two terrorists were killed on Saturday in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter took place at night in the Sangam area of Bijbehara in south Kashmir, a police official said. The slain ultras belonged to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), the official said, adding that they were being identified. Weapons were recovered from the site of the encounter, he added. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following information about presence of terrorists there.
The encounter comes days after three terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. One AK-47, one AK-56, one Pistol, two hand grenades and live ammunition was also recovered.
The terrorists killed were identified as Jangeer Rafiq Wani, Raja Umar Maqbool Bhat and Uzair Amin Bhat. All three terrorists belonged to the terror outfit 'Ansar Ghazwa-ul-Hind'.
India, last week, paid tribute to over 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel who were killed last year on this day in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama. Jaish-e-Mohammed had claimed responsibility for the attack.
More than 2,500 CRPF personnel were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir around 3.15 pm.
Police later identified the suicide bomber as Adil Ahmed, who officials said joined the Jaish in 2018. He was driving a vehicle packed with tonnes of explosives on the wrong side of the road and hit the bus, in which 39-44 personnel were travelling.