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. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Admin Announces Complete Lockdown In 11 districts Amid Spike In COVID Cases
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. Also Read - Complete Corona Curfew Imposed in Jammu and Kashmir Till Monday Morning
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. Also Read - Jammu & Kashmir: Corona Curfew Extended To All 20 Districts, Public Transport To Ply At 50% Capacity
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.