J&K: Three Terrorists Gunned Down By Security Forces In Two Separate Encounters

by PTI - Jun 21, 2022 01:16 PM +05:30 IST
J&K: Three Terrorists Gunned Down By Security Forces In Two Separate EncountersIndian Army soldiers during a gun battle between terrorists and security forces in J&K (Representative image) (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Srinagar, Jun 21 (PTI) A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist was among three ultras killed in two separate encounters with security forces in Pulwama and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Tulibal village in Baramulla's Sopore area following information about the presence of terrorists there, a police spokesperson said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire at the security forces, who retaliated.

An unidentified militant was killed in the encounter, which was underway when reports last came in, he added.

Two terrorists were killed in another encounter that broke out in Tujjan in south Kashmir's Pulwama, the spokesperson said.

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said one of the slain terrorists has been identified as Majid Nazir of Jaish-e-Mohammad.

He said Nazir was involved in the killing of Sub-Inspector Farooq Ahmad Mir a few days ago.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without any modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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