Srinagar, July 10: Security forces on Tuesday gunned down two terrorists belonged to Pakistan based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in Kundalan area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. The body of two slain terrorists along with arms and ammunition were recovered from the encounter spot.
Notably, security forces including the joint team of army, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir police led a join operation and cordoned off the Kundalan area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district after getting a specific input of presence of few terrorists.
The two terrorists were holed up inside a house. The security forces firstly managed to pinpoint their location and then evacuated the civilians. After the civilians were evacuated, security forces managed to kill two terrorists belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammad terror outfit.
The body of slain terrorists along with arms and ammunition were recovered from the encounter site soon after the gun-battle was called off. Unfortunately, a jawan was injured in the exchange of fire with the terrorists while three civilians were also injured during clashes with security forces near the encounter site.
Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir, SP Vaid in a tweet said, “Encounter at Kundalan Shopian concluded, 2 dead bodies of terrorists recovered. Reportedly this was JEM group.”
The encounter comes a day after security forces arrested Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) terrorist from Kupwara district. He has been identified as Sameer Ahmad Sofi of Kakapora in Pulwama district. He was missing from 28th of last month. A pistol and some ammunition were recovered from his possession. Sameer Ahmad Sofi has been handed over to Sogam police station for further investigations.
On Sunday late night, security forces eliminated one terrorist after a fierce encounter that took place in the forest area of Kupwara's Handwara of Jammu and Kashmir. On Friday last week, Indian Army busted an arms dump in a forest area in Poonch district and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition including 11 IEDs. Also, a Pakistani currency valuing Rs 16,500, a compass, two map sheets, a bayonet, seven communication sets, a code sign and some other items were recovered during the search operation.