J&K: Three Pakistani Terrorists Gunned Down By Security Forces In Baramulla Encounter

by Swarajya Staff - May 25, 2022 02:34 PM +05:30 IST
J&K: Three Pakistani Terrorists Gunned Down By Security Forces In Baramulla EncounterIndian Army soldiers during a gun battle between terrorists and security forces in J&K (Representative image) (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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)

Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Comments ↓
Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.
Advertisement

Latest Articles

    Artboard 4Created with Sketch.