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Four terrorists eliminated in Kashmir in two different encounters

Last Updated on July 8, 2021 at 3:31 pm

Four terrorists were killed in two separate overnight operations in Pulwama and Kulgam districts of South Kashmir on the intervening night of July 7 and 8.

At Zodar, Kulgam, joint team of Anantnag based Rashtriya Rifles, JKP and CRPF launched multiple mobile vehicle check points on receiving inputs regarding movement of terrorists in the area. At 3 am, a white Maruti Car was asked to stop for checking. The terrorists on seeing the troops started firing and ran towards adjoining forested area.

The area was immediately cordoned off and fire fight ensued. In the joint operation two terrorists, Shahbaaz Ahmad Shah of JeM active since July 11 last year and Nasir Ayub Pandit of LeT active since Jun 5 this year, were neutralized. One AK-47 and one pistol with large quantity of ammunition was recovered.

In a separate operation, based on specific intelligence of JKP, troops of Panzgom based Rashtriya Rifles, JKP and CRPF laid cordon around a built up area in Puchhal, Pulwama. At 12.30 am, terrorists lobbed grenades on the cordon party and tried to escape.

“However alert troops immediately retaliated and foiled the escape bid. Call for surrender was made but terrorist retaliated by firing and lobbing grenades at the security forces. In the ensuing gunfight, two terrorists of LeT were eliminated. They have been identified as Kifayat Sofi and Inayat Ahmad Dar of Pulwama district.
One AK-47and one pistol and other war like stores were recovered from the encounter site” said an army spokesperson.

According to the Police all of these terrorist were involved in threatening the civilian population and extortion of money.