Srinagar: Six Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were injured in a grenade attack by terrorists in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday evening. The injured are currently undergoing medical treatment at nearby hospitals.
The security personnel received splinter injuries as terrorists lobbed grenade on them in Awantipora area of the district. The incident comes a few hours after six terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama.
The encounter between terrorists and security forces broke out in Tral during wee hours on Saturday. Six terrorists, identified as Soliha Akhoon, Faisal, Nadeem Sofi, Rasiq Mir, Rouf and Umar, affiliated with Ansar Gazwat ul Hind, were neutralised in the operation.
If reports are to be believed, one of the slain militants, is the deputy chief of the outfit and a close aide of Zakir Musa, who is the head of al-Qaeda cell in the Valley.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Arampora village in south Kashmir district on Saturday morning following specific intelligence about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said. The forces retaliated leading to a gunfight, he added.
Swayam Prakash Pani, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), said six terrorists were killed in the encounter.
A police official said arms and ammunition were recovered from the encounter site. He said there was no collateral damage in the operation.
On December 15, three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed and one soldier martyred in an encounter which broke out during wee hours of Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. In subsequent clashes in the area, eight civilians were killed, and 50 others wounded.