Two terrorists have been killed in another encounter has started between terrorists, Indian Army and the police in Baramulla on Saturday. The hunt for others is underway. The encounter started in the forward area of Uri, Hathlanga in Baramulla district.
Three terrorists tried to infiltrate through the Hathlanga Nala along the Line of Control in Uri in the early hours of Saturday. The third terrorist — who has been injured — is trying to exfiltrate and is being aided by Pakistan Army post. The operation is still in progress.
The gunfight started after a joint team of police and security forces received intel about the presence of terrorists in the area. After the area was cordoned off by the security forces, terrorists hiding there started firing, drawing retaliation by the security forces.
This comes three days after an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag led to the death of three security personnel.
Around two-three terrorists are still trapped as the gunfight between security forces and terrorists continues even 72 hours later in Anantnag, the ADGP Kashmir said on Friday. The army and the police launched a joint search operation to hunt down the terrorists late Tuesday night.
At least two more Army officers have been injured in the encounter which has been underway in Kokernag in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district since early hours on Wednesday. Two army officers and a Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir died in a fierce gunfight between security forces and terrorists on Wednesday.
Colonel Manpreet Singh, Major Aashish Dhonchak, deputy superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Humayun Bhat were critically injured in the encounter and died later on Wednesday.
Paying tribute to the personnel killed in the operation, Kashmir Police said forces have “encircled" two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, including one identified as Uzair Khan.
The forces on Wednesday were on a hunt for the terrorists when they received intel of their presence in a hideout.
A Joint Operation was launched by the Indian Army & J&K Police — based on specific intelligence on presence of terrorists — on the intervening night of September 12 and 13 in the Garol area of Anantnag but was called off during the night. On the morning of September 13, the hunt for the terrorists resumed after information started trickling that they were spotted at a hideout, the officials said. During the hunt contact between the two sides was established and the encounter ensued, the army said.