Four terrorists killed in two separate encounters in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, Jun 21 (Agencies):  At least four terrorists have been killed in two separate encounters by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. Three were killed in Srinagar, while one was killed in Shopian district, the Army said on Sunday.

The first encounter took place in Srinagar’s Zadibal where three terrorists were eliminated following a cordon and search operation launched there, by joint troops of CRPF Valley QAT (Quick Action Team), 115 Battalion, 28 Batallion CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Reportedly, the terrorists were hiding in a house when the encounter broke out. A search operation is underway in the area.

In a separate encounter, one terrorist was killed in a joint operation, launched by Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, the Army had said earlier in the day.

The operation is currently underway.

“Operation Lakirpur (Shopian). One terrorist eliminated. Weapons recovered. Joint operation in progress,” Northern Command, Indian Army tweeted.

On Thursday, Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh had said that eight terrorists were killed in the Union Territory in two separate encounters in a single day. Three terrorists were killed in Awantipora area of Pulwama district while five others were killed in Shopian district.

The terrorists belonged to the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit.

In a statement, the Indian Army said: “Encounter at Meej village in Pampore area of Awantipora – Maintaining the sanctity of the mosque, 2 terrorists hiding inside eliminated. A total of 3 terrorists killed. Precise operation with no collateral damage ensured. Operation in progress.”

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