The sudden rise in encounters in Kashmir and elimination of top leaders of the Pakistan backed terror organization is a clear indication that infiltration from across the border has risen with melting snow on higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir.
Infiltration literally comes to a standstill when the high peaks of mountains along Line of Control (LoC) in J&K are covered with snow. Although attempts are made even during that time by the terrorists to enter into the Indian side but those are either retaliated by the Indian army or simply fail due to heightened vigil on the borders.
Most of the infiltration attempts are made from the Pir Panjal mountain range where make-shift bunkers used by the ultras are found from time to time by the security forces.
Meanwhile during the recent past time many encounters have taken place in Kashmir region in which at least 10 terrorists were eliminated by the security forces.
Lower Munda Kulgam encounter
On Monday, security forces engaged at least four ultras in Lower Munda village of Qazigund of Kulgam district and killed them after a brief gunfight. The ultras were firing on the army from a house where they were hiding.
A joint team of 19 RR and police launched an operation against the terrorists when they received specific information about them. As per reports top terrorist commander Abu Anas from Kakapura of Pulwama was also killed in the gunfight.
Asthal Kulgam encounter
Three terrorists were killed in Asthal village of Kulgam district on Sunday (April 26). A team of CRPF and army trapped three terrorists in the area after receiving specific information about the same.
Trapped terrorists started firing on the security forces and were retaliated. In the gunfight that ensued, three of them were killed. An army Major also received bullet injury during the encounter.
In one of the three encounters in Kashmir, three terrorists were eliminated in Pulwama area on Saturday (April 25). It was during a search and cordon operation that security forces came to know about the presence of three terrorists in Goripura area of Awantipura.