Encounter breaks out between security forces, terrorists in Kashmir's Pulwama district

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 04 March 2019, 09:14 PM
Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama
Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama

An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists at Reshipora Tral area in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday. The firing was underway in both sides when the last reports came in. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation following certain inputs about the presence of terrorists in the region. The search operation turned into a gunfight after terrorists open fired towards the forces, who retaliated. An operation has been launched to flush out the terrorists. However, there were no reports of any casualties in the operation so far.

"Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in Tral. More details awaited," the news agency ANI reported.

While the country still reels under the aftermath of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, Pakistan Army and terrorists continue with their nefarious designs by firing and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC). The Pakistan Army has violated the ceasefire for over 60 times during the last one week by targeting over 70 civilian and forward areas along the LoC in Poonch, Rajouri and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving one woman dead and 9 others injured.

Pulwama Blast: Deadly attack on CRPF convoy kills 42, dozens of others injured

The scene of devastation and destruction caused on February 14 by the suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 42 CRPF personnel sent chills down the spine of unsuspecting locals who witnessed the blood bath in Pulwama district's Awantipora area, about 20 km from Jammu and Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar. 

This was the first suicide car bomb strike in Kashmir since the 2001 attack on the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly that left 41 persons, including three suicide attackers, dead. 

More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when the suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a bus carrying 39-44 CRPF jawans. After Uri, this is considered to be one of the deadliest terror attacks in the Kashmir valley in the last few years.

First Published: Monday, March 04, 2019 08:30 PM
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