One terrorist has been gunned down on Friday in retaliation operation by the Indian Army after rebels open fired on a patrolling party of 38 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) at Watergam area of Rafiabad in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district. An under-barrel grenade launcher was fired towards the Army camp, followed by indiscriminate firing in Midoora hamlet of southern Tral township in Pulwama.
The area has been cordoned off and a search operation is underway to nab the remaining terrorists who carried out the attack. The forces have also recovered arms and ammunition from the location. The gunfight was underway when the last reports came in.
"Jammu and Kashmir: One unidentified terrorist killed in a brief exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces in Sopore's Watergam area. Arms and ammunition recovered," the news agency ANI reported.
Jammu & Kashmir: One unidentified terrorist killed in a brief exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces in Sopore's Watergam area. Arms and ammunition recovered. More details awaited.— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2019
On February 14, at least 42 CRPF personnel were killed and dozens of others injured in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Pulwama district.
The CRPF cavalcade that came under attack had seventy-eight vehicles and the ill-fated bus plying on the Jammu-Srinagar highway was fifth in line. Pakistan-based banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed had claimed responsibility for the attack.