Srinagar: Security forces tonight killed 3 terrorists of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), including a Pakistani national, in an encounter in Kulgam district of South Kashmir while another gunfight was underway in Dooru area of adjoining Anantnag district in which a policeman was injured.
The gunbattle in Kulgam district took place in Mirhama area after a cordon and a search operation was launched by the joint forces.
After some time, the police tweeted that 3 unidentified terrorists were killed in the encounter and a search operation was underway.
In a subsequent tweet, the police, quoting IGP Vijay Kumar, said, “Two local #terrorists and one #Pakistani terrorist affiliated with proscribed #terror outfit JeM killed. Search still going on. 01 M4 and 02 AK 47 rifles recovered. A big success.”
Earlier, an encounter erupted in Nowgam village of Dooru in Anantnag when security forces launched a search operation.
A policeman was injured in the initial firing by the hiding terrorists, police said, adding he was shifted to a hospital.
The operation is underway.
“#Encounter has started at Nowgam Shahabad, Dooru area of #Anantnag. In the initial firing, 01 police personnel got injured & was shifted to hospital. Police & SFs are on the job. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Police tweeted.