Four militants killed in 2 encounters with security forces in Shopian, Pulwama

The official said incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including two AK series rifles, four AK magazines and 32 rounds were seized.

Published: 25th December 2021 06:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th December 2021 06:13 PM   |  A+A-

Army jawans rush towards encounter site in the Pinjora area of Shopian, in south Kashmir

Indian army personnel at an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir | Image for representational purposes (File | ANI)


SRINAGAR: Four militants were killed in two encounters with security forces in Shopian and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

While two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were gunned down in Shopian, two unidentified ultras were killed in Pulwama.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Chowgam village area of Shopian in south Kashmir after information was received about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.

"During the search operation, the presence of terrorists was ascertained. They were given ample opportunities to surrender. Instead, they fired indiscriminately on the joint search party who retaliated leading to an encounter," he said.

Two terrorists were killed in the gun battle and their bodies were retrieved from the site, the official said.

The militants have been identified as Sajad Ahmad Chak, resident of Braripora, Shopian and Raja Basit Yaqoob of Achan Litter in Pulwama.

According to police records, both the terrorists were linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT and were part of groups involved in several terror cases.

"Chak was also instrumental in motivating and recruiting the youth in the terrorist group," he said.

The official said incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including two AK series rifles, four AK magazines and 32 rounds were seized.

He said that another encounter between militants and security forces broke out in Hardumir, Tral area of Pulwama district.

Two unidentified militants were killed in the gunfight. Their identification and group affiliation was being done, the official said.


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