Srinagar: Terrorists lobbed a grenade at Sopore Police Station in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday afternoon. Two policeman have reportedly been injured in the incident. The area has been cordoned off.
The incident comes a few hours after four terrorists were killed by security forces in Panjran, Lassipora area of south Kashmir‘s Pulwama district. Three AK-series rifles have also been recovered from their possession. The militants reportedly belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit.
If reports are to be believed, two Special Police Officers (SPOs), who were missing, were among the terrorists killed. The duo had decamped with their weapons to join the JeM.
The terrorists have been identified as–Ashiq Ahmad of Panjran Pulwama, Imran Ahmad of Arihal Pulwama, Shabir Ahmad of Tujan Pulwama (deserted SPO) and Salman Khan of Uthmula Keegam Shopian (deserted SPO).
The encounter broke broke yesterday evening when the militants opened fire upon the security forces, who had launched cordon and search operation (CASO) following the inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area.
As a precautionary measure, the authorities have suspended mobile internet services in Pulwama.