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

Swarajya Staff

Sep 16, 2023, 01:35 PM | Updated 01:35 PM IST

Security forces in J&K (Representative Image) (Getty Images) 
Security forces in J&K (Representative Image) (Getty Images) 

Three terrorists were killed on Saturday (16 September) in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla.

The counter-terror operation is still underway near the Line of Control in Uri.

The encounter started on Saturday morning between the terrorists and security forces, including Indian Army and Baramulla Police, in forward area of Uri, Hathlanga in J&K's Baramulla district.

In a post on X, formerly Twitter, the J&K police said that three terrorists were eliminated so far in the Baramulla encounter.

It added that search operation is still in progress.

This comes a day after a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror module was unearthed in the Baramulla district with the arrest of two terrorist associates and recovery of arms and ammunition from them.

A police spokesperson identified the two as Zaid Hassan Malla, a resident of Mir Sahib Baramulla, and Mohammad Arif Channa, from Stadium Colony Baramulla.

“They were involved in cross-border smuggling of arms and ammunition at the behest of Pakistan-based terror handlers and its further distribution to LeT terrorists for carrying out terror activities," the spokesperson said, reports Hindustan Times.

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