Security Forces Kill Two Terrorists In J&K’s Awantipora, Including One Involved In Recent Grenade Attacks

Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir (Representative Image)

In the pursuance of its drive to wipe off the face of terror from the Kashmir Valley, the Indian Army, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) police, and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in a joint operation yesterday (8 October) gunned down two terrorists in Awantipora, reports ANI.

Earlier in the day, the security forces had eliminated a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) affiliated terrorist named Ufaid Farooq Lone in the operation. Later on, the security forces also brought down his associated from Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

Lone was known to have been involved in a host of recent grenade attacks, apart from threatening and harassing local shopkeepers and fruit-growers over re-opening their shops and returning to their businesses post the abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of the erstwhile State of J&K into two separate Union Territories.

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The two terrorists have been brought down in an operation which was launched on Monday (7 October) evening. This marked the fourth such anti-terrorist operation since 28 September, aimed at sanitising the Valley.

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