4 terrorists killed in 2 encounters in Kashmir

at 8:59 pm
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Representative pic of an encounter site in Kashmir

Srinagar: Four terrorists, including a Pakistani, were killed today in two separate encounters in Kashmir, with the Jammu and Kashmir Police vowing to continue intensified counter-terror operations in the Valley.

The encounters took place in Lolab area of Kupwara district in North Kashmir and D.H Pora area of Kulgam district in South Kashmir.

“#KupwaraPolice launched a joint anti-terrorist #operation alongwith Army’s 28RR on the disclosure of an arrested #terrorist Showket Ahmed Sheikh in Lolab area of #Kupwara.

“During search of hideouts, hiding #terrorists fired upon joint search parties and our team also retaliated, in which one #terrorist got killed,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.

The arrested terrorist also got trapped in the encounter, it said.

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In a subsequent tweet, the police said the killed terrorist was identified as a Pakistani, linked with Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

“2-3 more #terrorists alongwith arrested terrorist trapped in ongoing #encounter,” the tweet said, quoting IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar.

Giving an update later, the police said one more terrorist had been killed, raising to 2 the number of terrorists killed.

“Heavy exchange of fire going on. Further details shall follow,” the police tweet said.

Meanwhile, regarding the Kulgam encounter, the police said 2 terrorists were  killed.

One of them belonged to LeT & another to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terror outfit.

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In the night, the Kashmir Zone police posted another tweet.

“By targeting innocent civilians including women & kids, unarmed policemen & outside labourers, terrorists can’t deter our efforts to bring peace in valley. Our CT operations will continue simultaneously in all 3 regions of Kashmir specially against foreign terrorists,” said the tweet quoting IGP Kashmir.