Jammu And Kashmir: Encounter Breaks Out In Anantnag, 4 Terrorists Killed (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Security forces on Sunday killed four terrorists in an encounter in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The forces cordoned off the area on Sunday morning and launched a search operation after receiving specific information about the presence of militants there. The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the forces.
Four militants have been killed in the encounter with security forces in Dialgam area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, a police official said.
Earlier this month, two terrorists were killed in an encounter that broke out in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Rehban area, following information about the presence of militants there.
India, last month, 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.