Security Forces Gun Down Terrorist In Kashmir's Baramulla In Ongoing Operation; More Terrorists Trapped

Security Forces Gun Down Terrorist In Kashmir's Baramulla In Ongoing Operation; More Terrorists TrappedIndian army soldiers (Representative Image) (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

A terrorist has been shot down by security forces in North Kashmir's Baramulla district on Saturday (22 August), Hindustan Times reported citing officials.

While the encounter was underway at the time of writing the report, the officials said at least three terrorists could be trapped in Saloosa area of Kreeri in the district.

According to the report, forces had received intel about some activities in the village after which Personnel of Indian Army’s 52 Rashtriya Rifles, Jammu and Kashmir police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a joint operation.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot, they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

This encounter site is close to Watergam Kreeri where five soldiers were martyred and three terrorists were killed on Monday after an attack on a joint patrol party.