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

Swarajya Staff

May 04, 2023, 10:11 AM | Updated 10:10 AM IST

Indian Army soldiers (Representative image) (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Indian Army soldiers (Representative image) (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The security forces on Thursday (4 May) gunned down two terrorists in an encounter in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.

This is the second encounter in the last 24 hours as the security forces have been put on a high alert in the wake of intelligence inputs that terrorists are preparing for a major attack in next few days.

According to the J&K police, two terrorists were killed in Kreeri area of Baramulla district after security forces launched a predawn operation following information about presence of terrorists at Wanigam village.

The J&K police ADGP Vijay Kumar said that both the slain terrorists were locals and belonged to proscribed terror outfit LeT.

They have been identified as Shakir Majid Najar and Hanan Ahmad Seh from Shopian district.

"Both joined terrorism in the month of March 2023," the ADGP said.

The police recovered incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including one AK 47 rifle and one pistol from the encounter site.

On Wednesday (3 May), the J&K police and the Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid at Line of Control in Machil sector of Kupwara district.

Two unidentified terrorists were killed during the operation, reports NDTV.

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