Jammu and Kashmir: Srinagar's Parim Pora encounter (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Three terrorists were killed and a CRPF jawan died in a gunbattle in Shalteng area outside Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said. The encounter began after the militants opened fire on security forces, officials said. The security forces retaliated, killing the militants, they added.
This comes days after a security force jawan and four civilians were injured in a grenade attack by militants on CRPF personnel in Lal Chowk area of the city. Terrorists hurled a grenade on the CRPF personnel posted on duty near Pratap Park in busy Lal Chowk area of the city, a police official said. The CRPF jawan and the four civilians injured in the explosion were shifted to a hospital, he said.
The loud explosion caused panic among the people, especially those who had come to the weekly flea market, also known as Sunday market, the official said. Security forces have cordoned off the area, he added.
On Friday, three Jaish-e-Mohammed militants were killed in a fierce gunbattle with police at a toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway here, officials said.
A group of three-four militants were intercepted at the Bann toll plaza, about 28 km from Jammu city, when they were trying to enter the Kashmir Valley on a truck.
Police suspect the terrorists might have infiltrated through the International Border in Kathua district to carry out an attack.
One of the terrorists was killed in the ensuing gunfight while the others managed to escape to the nearby forest area, Director General of Police Dilbag Singh told news agency PTI. He said a policeman was injured in the incident.
He said the militants belonged to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
The truck driver and conductor were arrested, the DGP said.
The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed and the entire forest belt was cordoned off. After a gunbattle, two more terrorists were killed.
Choppers, drones and sniffer dogs have been inducted into joint operations to track down the fourth terrorist as a massive search operation rages up, they said.