Security forces eliminate 2 terrorists in South Kashmir's Awantipora (Photo Credit: File Photo - PTI Image)
Security forces on Tuesday eliminated two terrorists during a fierce encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Awanitpora. The slain terrorists are yet to be identified. According to the initial reports, the encounter between terrorists and security forces took place in Satpokhran Khrew area of Awantipora.
After receiving the specific input about the presence of several terrorists, the joint operation against the terrorists was carried out. The joint operation was carried out by the personnel of CRPF, the Rashtriya Rifles of the Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police. Earlier in the day, J&K Police said, "Encounter has started at Awantipora. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow."
This comes a day after terrorists hurled a grenade at the CRPF camp in Newa village of Pulwama. However, the attack didn't cause any damage. Earlier in the day, three Hizbul terrorists were gunned down by security forces in Shopian following an encounter. One of the terrorists was identified as Adil Sheikh. He was also accused of looting weapons from the residence of then PDP MLA Azaj Mir in June 2018.
On February 14, 2019, in one of the biggest terror attack in nearly two decades in Jammu and Kashmir, 42 CRPF personnel were killed in Pulwama on February 14, 2019. On February 8, a week before the attack, the Jammu and Kashmir police had reportedly sent an intelligence input to the CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, Army and the Air Force warning of a possible IED attack.