Terrorist killed in joint operations by Army with security forces in Pulwama

Terrorist killed in joint operations by Army with security forces in Pulwama

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Terrorist killed in joint operations by Army with security forces in Pulwama

Army and Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Fressipora village in Rajpora area of the south Kashmir district following inputs about the presence of terrorists there, they said. A terrorist was killed in an encounter with Army and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama

There was a lull in the gunfights in Kashmir Valley for more than three months except for April 5 when Army had foiled an infiltration bid in the Uri sector of Baramulla district and killed a terrorist.

On January 5, an LeT terrorist was killed in an encounter in Shopian district. After a long time a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist was killed in an encounter with Army and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday, police said. Thursday’s encounter in Pulwama was the first gunfight in the hinterland of the Kashmir valley since early January.

This was the first encounter between terrorists on one side and Army with security forces on the other in Jammu and Kashmir in more than three months.

The Army and security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in Fressipora village in the Rajpora area of the south Kashmir district following inputs about the presence of terrorists there, a police spokesperson said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire on the Army, who retaliated.

In the ensuing encounter, a terrorist was killed, the police spokesperson said.

The terrorist was identified as Danish Sheikh, a resident of Srinagar. He was affiliated with the proscribed TRF, the spokesperson added.

TRF or The Resistance Front is an offshoot of the LeT.

According to the police spokesperson, arms, ammunition and incriminating materials were found from the site of the encounter.

A case has been registered and investigation initiated.