Published On: Sat, Aug 29th, 2020

Three terrorists killed in J&K’s Pulwama encounter; Soldier martyred

Srinagar: Security forces on Saturday succeeded in killing three terrorists on Saturday following a fierce encounter that broke out in wee hours in Zadoora area in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Till reports last came in, search operations were still on in the area

In this operation against the terrorists, a soldier was also martyred.

According to reports, the soldier was critically injured in the encounter and was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.

In a joint operation of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Indian Army and CRPF in Zadoora area of Pulwama district, a cordon a search operation was launched following a tip off about presence of some terrorists in the area. ” As the security cordon tightened, the hiding terrorists fired to break the security cordon and escape but in the retaliatory fire by the forces, three terrorists were neutralised,” said sources.

A huge cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered by forces in the area.

The three slain Hizbul terrorists were identified as – Adil Hafiz, Arshid Ahmad Dar and Rouf Ahmad Mir. They were the residents of Pulwama and affiliated with Pakistan-backed proscribed terror outfit HM.

An official press release from J&K Police said, “On a specific input regarding the presence of terrorists in village Zadoora area of Pulwama, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 50RR and 182/183BN CRPF in the said area.’’

During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given the opportunity to surrender, however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter, the release said.

“In the ensuing encounter, 03 terrorists were killed, and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Adil Hafiz, Arshid Ahmad Dar and Rouf Ahmad Mir all residents of Pulwama and affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM,” the J&K Police said.

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