Srinagar: A Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM) terrorist was killed by the security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Arms and ammunition have also been recovered from the spot. If reports are to be believed, the neutralised militant was wanted in grenade attack on a police party in Baramulla’s Pattan that was reported on Wednesday afternoon. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Two Terrorists Killed as Encounter Breaks Out Between Security Forces, Militants
Earlier on Wednesday, a TuM terrorist was arrested soon after a grenade attack was carried out on the security forces in Baramulla. He was identified as Faizan Majeed Bhat, a resident of Tral in Pulwama district. His accomplice Showkat Ahmad Bhat managed to escape. Three cops were injured in the attack. Also Read - J&K: 2 BSF Personnel Martyred in Terrorist Attack in Srinagar, Area Cordoned Off
Briefing about the incident, a police spokesman said, “Based on credible inputs that some terrorists are travelling on the Baramulla-Srinagar highway, a police team set up a checkpoint at Baba Teng Pattan.” Adding further, he informed that one of the vehicles was signalled to stop but the militants inside the vehicle hurled a grenade. “One police officer, DySp Zafar Mehdi and two other cops — Shabir Ahmad and Ashiq Hussain — sustained injuries,” he claimed. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Hurriyat Chairman's Son Among Hizbul Terrorists Killed in Srinagar Encounter
In another incident on Wednesday, security forces in a joint operation gunned down two terrorists and their active accomplice in Syed Ali Akbar area of Fateh Kadal. A police official also got killed in the encounter, which broke out after a search and cordon operation was launched in Fateh Kadal area. Two officers of the paramilitary force also suffered injuries while combating terrorists. The eliminated terrorists and the active accomplice were identified as Mehraj-ud-Din Bangroo, Fahad Mushtaq Waza and Rayees Ahmad.