New Delhi: Mobile internet services were suspended yet again in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning as a precautionary measure in wake of the encounter underway in Sharshali Khrew area of Awantipora, where security forces are trying to capture a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander. Also Read - J&K Admin Asks Staff to Attend Work From Today, Order Doesn't Go Down Well With Lower-rung Employees
The firing started between militants and security forces in the Beighpora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir last night. The J&K police launched a search operation on a specific input for the Hizbul commander Riyaz Naikoo, who is said to be trapped in the target area. Also Read - Shah Faesal, 2 PDP Leaders to be Released Soon as J-K Administration Revokes Public Safety Act Against Them
At least two terrorists have been killed in the firing and speculations are that Naikoo has also been eliminated. The encounter is still underway. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: 3 Jaish Terrorists, Including Bomb Expert, Killed in Pulwama Encounter
Police officials said that the gunfight might continue through the day until the terrorist is captured and the area is clear.