Two Pakistani militants among four killed in twin encounters in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Police along with Army have neutralised four terrorists so far including two Pakistani terrorists in twin ongoing anti-terrorist operations in Kupwara and Kulgam districts.

Posted on Jun 19, 2022 | Author TT Online Desk

Jammu and Kashmir Police along with Army have neutralised four militants so far including two Pakistani militants in twin ongoing anti-militant operations in Kupwara and Kulgam districts.

A police spokesman said, Earlier, Kupwara Police along with Army (28RR) launched a joint anti-militant operation today on the disclosure of an arrested militant Showkat Ahmad Sheikh in Forests of Chandigam Lolab area of Kupwara. During the search of a hideout, the hiding militants started firing indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter.

The spokesman said, “In the initial exchange of fire one terrorist was killed and the arrested militant leading search party also got trapped. In the ensuing encounter, so far two Pakistani militants of proscribed terror outfit LeT were killed. Heavy exchange of fire is still going on and operation is in progress.”

He said, Meanwhile at about 3:30/pm, based on specific input generated by police regarding presence of militants in DH Pora Kulgam, a joint cordon and search was launched by Police and Army (9RR) in the said area. As the joint search party approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired indiscriminately upon search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. Later on CRPF also joined in operation. In the ongoing encounter, 02 local militants were killed so far. They have been identified as Haris Sharief of Srinagar and Zakir Padder of Kulgam.

As per police records, the killed militant Haris Sharief was linked with proscribed militant outfit LeT while as Zakir Padder was linked with JeM and both the killed terrorists were categorised militants. Both the killed militants were part of groups involved in several militant crime cases including attacks on Police/SFs and civilian atrocities.

Both the operations are still going on and further details regarding the operations shall follow.


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