Three militants were killed in the gunfight with Army, CRPF and J&K Police (Photo Credit: Representational Image)
At least three terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police officials said on Wednesday. Army, CRPF and J&K Police forces launched a cordon and search operation in Tral area of Pulwama district late Tuesday night following information about presence of terrorists there, a police official said. He said during searches, an encounter broke out between militants and security forces. One AK-47, one AK-56, one Pistol, two hand grenades and live ammunition was also recovered.
According to ANI, 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, on last Friday, 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.