Published On: Thu, Nov 30th, 2017

Five terrorist killed in two Kashmir encounters, para commando injured

Srinagar: Security forces on Thursday killed five terrorists in two separate encounter in Kashmir Valley on Thursday.

The authorities have suspended Internet services in the district

In the gunfight with the terrorists, an army commando was also injured, said an official.

Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that four terrorists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Futlipora village of Budgam district in south Kashmir.

Apart from it, in a separate encounter, in north Kashmir Sagipora village of Sopore area in Baramulla, a terrorists was gunned down. “The encounter is on and a para commando of the army has also been injured,” said the police official adding that there could be two to three more terrorists engaged in the encounter.

Acting on a specific tip-off about the presence of terrorists in Futlipora village of Budgam district, the security forces surrounded the village in Pakherpora area the morning. ‘As the security forces closed in on the hiding terrorists, the security forces were fired upon triggering the encounter in which four Jais-e-Mohammad terrorists were killed,” said the police official adding that the search operation was still on in the area.

He said that a teenager was injured when a mob clashed with the army in Pakherpora Chowk. The mob attacked the army convoy carrying reinforcements to Futlipora village, the police official added.

He said that the identity of the terrorists who belonged to Pakistan based terror outfit Jais-e-Mohammad is still to be established. Sources said that all the four neutralised terrorists were Pakistani nationals.

As a precautionary measure to prevent spread of rumours, the authorities have suspended Internet services in the district.

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