Published On: Sun, Jul 30th, 2017

Two terrorists killed in J&K’s Pulwama, encounter underway

Srinagar: Security forces have gunned down two terrorists on Sunday morning in Pulwama district of South Kashmir.

The encounter is underway as one more terrorist is believed to be hiding in the area

According to sources, at least one more terrorist is believed to be hiding inside a house that has been cordoned off by the security forces.

Confirming the report, Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said: “Two terrorists were killed in an ongoing security operation in Tahab village of Pulwama district.”

A senior police official said that on receiving intelligence about the presence of terrorists in the area, a joint operation by the 44 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) Pulwama was launched. “The area where the terrorists were hiding was cordoned off and subsequently a search operation was launched in Tahab village on Saturday night,” said the police official.

He said that in a bid to break the security cordon and escape, the hiding terrorist resorted to heavy firing and this led to an intense gunfight early Sunday morning. Amid heavy exchange of fire, two terrorists were shot down, said the police official.

The encounter is underway as one more terrorist is believed to be hiding in the area.

The two slain terrorists have been identified as Irfan Sheikh and Abid.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani Army has again violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing at Indian position at the LoC in Poonch district.

A police official said that Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing at Indian positions on the LoC in Digwar area of Poonch district at 7.30 pm on Saturday.

The unprovoked Pakistan aggression has been strongly responded to by the Indian Army, police sources said.


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