Srinagar: Three terrorists were killed, in an encounter with the security forces, in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, thus taking the tally of terrorists killed in the last 24 hours to six. At the same time, three civilians were killed in Pakistani firing, in violation of the ceasefire in the Poonch sector.
After being tipped off regarding the presence of terrorists at Amshipora town in the Shopian district, the Army and CRPF launched a search operation in the area. The security forces surrounded the house and asked the terrorists to surrender. But the terrorists opened fire at the security forces. The security forces succeeded in killing three terrorists in the encounter that ensued. The officials informed that the terrorists have still not been identified.
On Friday, three terrorists from Jaish-e-Mohammed were killed in an encounter with the security forces in the Nagnad-Chimmer area of Kulgam. There is an IED expert among the dead terrorists. Three soldiers from the security forces were also injured in the encounter.
Pakistan violated the ceasefire and resorted to firing and mortar shelling in the Gulpur sector in Poonch and Khari Karmada area. Three civilians from the same family were killed in the attack. The Pakistan military targeted the military posts in the Gulpur sector on the Line of Control. At the same time, the firing was also carried out targeting the military posts in the Khari Karmada area. Indian military strongly retaliated against the Pakistani firing. The firing continued till late in the night.
Since the last few months, Indian security forces have launched a massive campaign against terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan resorts to firing to provide a cover for the intrusion attempts made by the terrorists. But the Indian military has foiled these intrusion attempts made by the terrorists. As per received information, the security forces have killed 137 terrorists in this year.