Terrorist killed in encounter in J&K’s Budgam, operation underway

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Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): An unidentified terrorist has been killed, while an Army soldier sustained injuries in an ongoing encounter that broke out at village Nowhar in Charar-e-Shareef area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district yesterday evening, officials said.

Officials said that the body of an unidentified terrorist has been recovered and the soldier who sustained injuries is being treated at the Army’s 92-base hospital, Srinagar, and is out of danger.

A police official said that due to the dark, operation was put on a halt yesterday evening but lights remained installed in village Nowhar and cordoned layers were tightened to ensure terrorist cannot flee.

“With the first light of the day today, heavy exchange of firing took place in which one terrorist was killed,” he said, adding that “intermittent exchange of firing is going on between the two sides and it is believed that two more terrorists are hiding in the area.”

Acting on a specific input, joint teams of forces including police, Army and the CRPF had launched cordon in village Nowhar in Charar-e-Shareef area yesterday evening and when forces zeroed in on a suspected spot, terrorists opened fire at the forces triggering a fierce encounter.

Meanwhile, authorities have snapped the mobile internet services in the area as a precautionary measure to prevent any law and order issue.

-RJV