Srinagar: A terrorist was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. As per reports, three terrorists are believed to be holed up in Kokernag area. The firing is currently underway. As a precautionary measure, authorities have suspended mobile internet services in the district. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: 3 Soldiers Killed, 5 Injured as Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Along LoC; Indian Army Retaliates
The operation was launched following a tip-off about the holed-up militants in Gadole village. “As the cordon was tightened, the militants fired at the security forces triggering the ongoing gunfight,” police sources said. Also Read - 'How Long Can a Person be Detained?' Supreme Court Asks Jammu and Kashmir Administration on Iltija Mufti's Plea
Earlier on Thursday, terrorists barged into the residence of a forest department official and shot at him. The official, 38-year-old Tariq Ahmad Malik, later succumbed to his injuries. The incident was reported in Zandpal area at Kunzer in Tangmarg, Baramulla. A case has been registered and the investigation is underway, the J&K police said. The initial investigation into the matter establishes the involvement of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Yousuf Dar alias Kantroo, who is a resident of Kawoosa in Budgam district. Also Read - Supreme Court to Hear on Tuesday Petition by Iltija, Seeking Release of Mother Mehbooba Mufti
The Baramulla incident has come a day after militants shot dead three policemen in Pulwama. Police said an unknown number of militants forced their entry into the house of Inspector Muhammad Ashraf Dar in Larve village in Pulwama district and killed him.
Earlier, some militants killed a policeman in Zazripora village of Shopian district and later, another policeman in Louswani village in Pulwama. Following two incidents, Director General of Police SP Vaid said that the policemen have ignored the advisory to visit their ancestral homes without security.