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.
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.
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.