Encounter in Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, results in the deaths of two LeT terrorists
On Thursday, security personnel and militants engaged in combat in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. The terrorists, identified as Shopian district residents Shakir Majid Najar and Hanan Ahmad Seh, belonged to the banned terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Encounter in Baramulla
According to police, two terrorists were killed during a clash with security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district. After security forces launched a cordon and search operation in response to specific information about the presence of militants, an encounter erupted early on Thursday in the Baramulla neighborhood of Wanigam Payeen Kreeri, according to the news agency.
The search operation turned into an encounter
The search operation turned into an encounter, according to the police, after the militants opened fire on a search party of the forces, who responded by firing back. The terrorists killed in the encounter, according to the police, were carrying incriminating items, weapons, and ammunition, including an AK 47 rifle and a pistol.
The Kashmir Zone Police Tweet
The Kashmir Zone Police tweeted: “#BaramullaEncounterUpdate: Two #terrorists killed. Incriminating materials, ammunition, and weapons, including an AK-47 rifle and a pistol, have been found.”
According to Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, the terrorists, identified as Shopian district residents Shakir Majid Najar and Hanan Ahmad Seh, belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba, a banned terrorist organization.
Clash in the Kupwara district
Two terrorists were killed on Wednesday during a clash with security personnel in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.
SSP Kupwara alerted
The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara warned that one of the terrorist bases is likely accessing from across the Line of Control (LOC) towards the Machhal sector, according to the Defence Public Relations Officer (PRO) Srinagar. Based on his information, the security personnel launched an operation. According to a statement from the PRO, “troops were placed on high alert on May 1.”
Police Officials statement
“In the extremely challenging area, a carefully planned counter-infiltration grid was set up. Along the potential infiltration routes, the Indian Army and the Special Operations Group (SOG) Kupwara were also stationed. The alert troops engaged in ambushes braved continuous bad weather marked by unrelenting rain, poor visibility, and a significant drop in temperature for two consecutive nights,” the statement stated.
The troops also discovered the infiltrated terrorists on Wednesday morning at about 8:30 a.m. Two terrorists were killed in an intense firefight that followed, it was added.