Kashmir: 3 Pakistani terrorists killed, cop martyred in Baramulla encounter

Aasif Suhaf, Srinagar:

Three Pakistani terrorists were killed in a fierce gunfight with security forces at Kreeri in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir of Wednesday. A Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) personnel was martyred during the encounter.

“We have killed three Pakistani terrorists of JeM, they were active in the hilly area of Gulmarg since last 3-4 months and we were tracking them,” IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar told News24. 

The IGP said one police personnel was also martyred during this operation.

A police officer told News24 that the encounter broke out after a joint team of security forces including the Indian Army, CRPF and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) cordoned off the area following inputs about the presence of terrorists there.

Soon there was contact between the hiding terrorists and the security forces and fierce gunfight took place for about half an hour, during which three Pakistani JeM terrorists were killed. A large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from the killed terrorists. 

Officials said these terrorists were planning to carryout some big attack in the area but before they could have succeed forces neutralize them in a joint operation today.

Officials told News24 during this year till now, besides around 50 local terrorists forces have killed 22 Pakistani terrorists, which is big success for forces in the valley.


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