Three Pakistani terrorists of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) were killed on Wednesday (25 May) in a 'chance' encounter with security forces in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.
A J&K police personnel also lost his life in the encounter which took place at Najibhat crossing in Kreeri area in the north Kashmir district.
Kashmir's Inspector General of Police, Vijay Kumar, said the encounter took place at one of the 'nakas' (checkpoints) laid by the security forces across the valley.
“There were nakas across Kashmir today (Wednesday). At one such naka at Najibhat crossing in Kreeri area, there was a chance encounter (with terrorists). Three Pakistani JeM terrorists were killed,” the IGP told reporters.
Kumar said while the police force was pained at the loss of one of its men, the killing of the three terrorists was a huge success.
“The three terrorists could have come to Srinagar and carried out some big attack,” he said.
The IGP said the terrorists were active in the hilly areas of Gulmarg for the last three to four months.
“We were regularly tracking them,” he said, adding, so far this year, 22 Pakistani terrorists have been killed in various encounters with security forces.
(With inputs from PTI)
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