Jammu and Kashmir: 5 terrorists killed by security forces in Kulgam encounter

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 February 2019, 01:57 PM
As the military was closing in on the group, the terrorists fired on the forces resulting in an encounter. (Photos: ANI)
As the military was closing in on the group, the terrorists fired on the forces resulting in an encounter. (Photos: ANI)

As many as five terrorists were killed by security forces in an encounter in the Kellam Devsar area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Sunday morning. Security forces cordoned the southern Kashmiri village during the night after getting a tip-off about the presence of terrorists in the area. As the military was closing in on the group, the terrorists fired on the forces resulting in an encounter. Even as the search operation is still on, heavy stone pelting is underway in the area, injuring 4 CRPF personnel.

On February 6, The Pulwama district commander of terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba was killed in a brief gunbattle with a joint team of the Indian Army, CRPF and SOG at Chakoora area of Litter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama. The slain was identified as Irfan Ahmad Sheikh of Chakoora village. Irfan was commander for district Pulwama and was active since last years, according to local reports. Sources said one more terrorist has escaped from the site. The area is still under cordon to trace out the remaining hiding terrorists. 

In another incident in Valley, two CRPF jawans were injured after unknown terrorists hurled grenades on the 18 battalion of the forces in Kashmir's Kulgam on Wednesday. The attack took place around 4.15 pm in which the constables sustained splinter injuries in leg and were immediately shifted to the government hospital in Kulgam. The condition of the jawan are reported to be stable. Following the blast, the government forces launched a hunt to nab the attackers. 

First Published: Sunday, February 10, 2019 07:49 AM
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