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J-K: Encounter breaks out between terrorists and security forces in Baramulla, civilian injured

The encounter started after the police received intelligence regarding the presence of two terrorists. A joint operation has been launched by the Army, CRPF and the Jammu and Kashmir police.

Reported By : Manzoor Mir Edited By : Anurag Roushan
Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir)
Updated on: April 25, 2024 23:13 IST
Encounter, Jammu and Kashmir
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An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces at the Nowpora area in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Thursday. A senior police official, confirming the encounter, stated that they had received intelligence regarding the presence of two terrorists. Subsequently, a joint operation was launched with the army and CRPF, based on information gathered by the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Terrorist opens fire at search party

The encounter began when the terrorists opened fire at the search party, prompting a retaliatory response from the security forces, he said. "As night approaches, additional reinforcements have been deployed to the area. Recognizing the potential advantage the darkness may offer to the terrorists, measures have been taken to counter this, including the installation of large searchlights and the sealing of entry and exit points," he added.

Civilian hit by bullet

According to the information, a civilian was struck by a bullet at the location of the encounter during the exchange of fire. He has been identified as Farooq Ahmad Dar and was shifted to a local hospital for treatment. "He has received a bullet wound in his right shoulder and is currently being treated in a nearby hospital. His condition is said to be stable," an officer said.

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