New Delhi: Two terrorists were killed in an encounter that broke out between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district. A search and cordon operation was launched in following specific information about presence of 2-3 militants in Hapatnar forests of Chrar-e-Sharief area.
“As the cordon was being tightened, the hiding terrorists fired upon the security forces triggering the encounter which is presently on,” the police said, adding that the area is mountainous and reinforcements have been rushed in.
The latest incident comes amid frequent grenade attacks on security forces and the state police. The intelligence agencies yesterday has also warned of more such incidents in the wake of Republic Day 2019.
As per a report by the Kashmir police, at least six grenade attacks on the security forces have been reported in last 10 days, between January 10 and January 19. The reason behind the same is that the terrorists in the Valley have been made available with a huge consignment of grenades by the ISI.
The incidents were reported after five Pakistani soldiers were gunned down while seven of their bunkers destroyed in retaliatory firing by the Indian troops on Wednesday night across the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector.