Two terrorists gunned down, 1 jawan martyred in anti-terror operation in J&K's Bandipora

The encounter is still on in the Panar forest and a massive combing and search operation has been launched to nab the remaining terrorists.    

Two terrorists gunned down, 1 jawan martyred in anti-terror operation in J&K's Bandipora

Jammu: In a major anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, the security forces on Thursday killed at least two terrorists and launched a massive hunt for others hiding in the dense forest area.

One army jawan, who sustained a bullet injury during the cross-firing, has also succumbed to death, said reports.

According to reports, the security forces began the operation following a tip-off regarding the presence of some terrorists in the dense Panar forest area adjoining the Bandipora district.

The joint operation by the CRPF and the Rashtriya Rifles is still on and a massive combing and search operation has been launched to nab the remaining terrorists.      

The identity of the slain terrorists could not be ascertained since the encounter is still underway, an officer said.

The operation comes a day after at least four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel lost their lives and three others sustained injuries in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Chambliyal sector of Samba in the wee hours of Wednesday.

In a similar incident, a group of unidentified terrorists fired an Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) at a police station in Pulwama.

The grenade landed outside Lassipora police station here, following which the guard on duty retaliated with aerial firing.

On Tuesday, two police personnel were killed and three others injured in a terrorist attack in Pulwama.

Meanwhile, the Home Ministry is expected to hold a high-level meeting on Thursday to review Center's decision to suspend anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.

The meeting will be chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended by MoS PMO  Dr Jitendra Singh, MoS Home Hansraj Ahir, Director General of Paramilitary Forces, NSA Ajit Doval, IB Chief and other top officials.
 
During the meeting, the Home Ministry will review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the arrangements for the annual Amarnath Yatra.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close