Published On: Wed, Dec 9th, 2020

Three terrorists killed in J&K’s Pulwama encounter, operation continues

Srinagar: In a fierce encounter with security forces on Wednesday morning, three unidentified terrorists were killed in Tiken area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

As a precautionary measure, mobile internet service has been suspended in Pulwama

According to reports, a joint team of Kashmir Police, Army’s 55 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation upon receiving specific information about the presence of some terrorists in the area.

A police official said that as the team cordoned the suspected house, the hiding terrorists opened fire at the security forces which triggered an encounter.

He said that the encounter which lasted for over five hours resulted in killing of three terrorists. Search operation was on in the area.

Confirming the killing of two terrorists, Jammu and Kashmir DGP said, “on a specific police input operation is on at Ticken Pulwahma since early morning today. Two unidentified terrorists neutralised so far,” added the police chief.

Sources said that a civilian also got injured during the encounter and has been shifted to hospital.

As a precautionary measure, mobile internet service has been suspended in Pulwama.

Meanwhile, four civilians were injured on Wednesday in a grenade attack by terrorists in Baramulla district.

Police sources said terrorists targeted a vehicle of the security forces in the Singhpora area of Srinagar-Baramulla highway.

“The grenade missed the target and exploded on the road injuring four civilians. They have been shifted to a hospital in the Pattan town”, sources said.

Security forces have started searches to trace the terrorists.

Traffic on the busy Srinagar-Baramulla highway was stopped for sometime after the grenade explosion took place.

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