- The Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Rashtriya Rifles carried out a joint operation in Kupwara
- IGP said the killed terrorist has been identified as a Pakistani linked with the LeT terror outfit
- During the search of the hideouts, terrorists fired upon the force personnel who retaliated
The Jammu and Kashmir Police along with Army's Rashtriya Rifles killed as many as four terrorists in two separate operations in Kupwara and Kulgam districts, police said on Sunday.
The police said that one of the terrorists killed in the Kupwara district was associated with the terror outfit, Lashkar-e-Taiba, while the identity of the other terrorist is yet to be ascertained.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Rashtriya Rifles carried out a joint operation in Kupwara after the forces launched an operation in the Lolab region of North Kashmir. They had received a tip from the arrested terrorist Showket Ahmed Sheikh. "The arrested terrorist also got trapped," the police said.
Inspector-General of Police Vijay Kumar said the killed terrorist has been identified as a Pakistani, linked with the LeT terror outfit. The IGP Kashmir tweeted, "2-3 more #terrorists along with arrested terrorist trapped in ongoing #encounter."
During the search of the hideouts, the hiding terrorists fired upon the force personnel who retaliated, in which one terrorist was killed, the Kashmir Zone Police said on Twitter.
Later, police said one more terrorist was killed in the Kupwara encounter. Heavy exchange of fire was going on, they said.
Another encounter is underway in the Damhal Hanji Pora area of Kulgam in south Kashmir, the police said. They said the exchange of fire was going on but there were no reports of any casualty on either side so far.
IGP Kumar said one of them was affiliated with the LeT, while the other was with the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit. "So far, 2 killed terrorists identified as Haris Sharief of Srinagar (LeT C category) & Zakir Padder of Kulgam (JeM C cat). Operation in progress,” the IGP said on Twitter.
(With inputs from PTI)