Encounter breaks out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian, terrorist killed

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 May 2019, 07:34 AM
Police have recovered arms and ammunition from the site
Police have recovered arms and ammunition from the site

A terrorist was killed in exchange of fire with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian. Police have recovered arms and ammunition from the site, news agency ANI reported. On Wednesday, unidentified gunmen shot at two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) workers in Shopian. The injured were abducted from a chemist shop in Zanapora area of Shopian. The injured were identified as Irfan Ahmad Lone, 28, son of Abdul Hameed Lone of Zainapora and Muzafar Ahmad Bhat, 30, son of Ghulam Mohmmad Bhat of Zainapora. Police have registered a case and started investigation.

Earlier, three terrorists were killed on in south Kashmir's Shopian district. Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Adkhara area of Imam Sahib of Shopian district following information about the presence of militants. 

The Indian Army has gunned down 41 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir since Pulwama attack which claimed lives of 40 CRPF personnel, said Indian Army Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon on Wednesday. Out of those killed, 25 terrorists belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed and 13 of them were Pakistanis.  

"We have targeted Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leadership, the situation now is that no one is coming forward to take over the leadership of JeM in the valley. Even after Pakistan's best efforts, we will continue to suppress Jaish, especially after Pulwama. Operations against the terrorists will continue with full vigor and we will not let terrorism rise up," Lieutenant General Dhillon said.

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.

First Published: Friday, May 10, 2019 07:34 AM
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