Jammu And Kashmir: An encounter is underway between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Midoora Tral region. No casualties have been reported as of now. Two to three terrorists are believed to be trapped in the area. Also Read - Low-intensity IED Explodes in Kashmir's Pulwama; Area Cordoned Off, Probe Underway, Say Police
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On Saturday, at least two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Imam Sahib area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, as per ANI reports. The area was cordoned off later. Also Read - US Welcomes Steps Taken To Return J&K To Full Economic And Political Normalcy
Earlier, three terrorists were neutralised following an intense gunfight with the security forces in Keller area of Shopian district in the state. The encounter was carried out by a joint search party of the CRPF, Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
“The terrorists killed in the encounter in Shopian district, earlier today, have been identified as Sajad Khanday, Aqib Ahmad Dar and Basharat Ahmad Mir, all residents of Pulwama. It was a combined group of terror outfits Hizbul Mujahideen and LeT,” a statement released by the Jammu and Kashmir Police over the Shopian encounter read.
Last month, another three terrorists including the mastermind of Pulwama terror attack Mudasir Ahmed Khan alias ‘Mohd Bhai’ have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral town of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Khan has been identified as the ‘brain’ behind the ghastly terror strike in Pulwama that left 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel martyred on February 14.