1 terrorist killed in Sopore encounter in J&K

1 terrorist killed in Sopore encounter in J&K

Further details are awaited.

Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir):

An unidentified terrorist was gunned down by security forces after an encounter on Tuesday in Tulibal area of ​​Sopore town of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Police said that the operation is on.

Kashmir Zone Police in a tweet said, “Sopore encounter update: 01 terrorist killed. #Operation is on. Further details to be followed.”

Further details are awaited.

Earlier on Monday, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that seven terrorists, including three Pakistanis, were killed in an encounter with security forces in the Valley.

IGP Kashmir told ANI, “An encounter broke out in Kupwara on Sunday. Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists from Pakistan were killed yesterday only. Another Pakistani terrorist was gunned down this morning. Shaukat, a local terrorist from Shopian, was killed,” IGP Kashmir told ANI. He was killed along with him.”

“In Pulwama, a local Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was killed. In Kulgam, a local Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist and a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist were killed. A total of seven terrorists were killed so far. “Three they were Pakistanis and four were local terrorists. Encounters took place in Kupwara and Pulwama. Search is on in Kulgam.”

According to the Jammu and Kashmir Police, an encounter took place between terrorists and security forces in Chatpora area of ​​Pulwama and DH Pora area of ​​Kulgam on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Kupwara Police launched a joint anti-terrorist operation with Army’s 28RR on the disclosure of an arrested terrorist Shaukat Ahmed Sheikh.

Security forces are on alert as there have been incidents of targeted killings in Kashmir and sections of the minority community threatened to prepare for a mass exodus if the government did not move them.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, who was on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, had urged people not to allow the social fabric to break and said the election process was likely to begin in the coming months.

Rajnath Singh also indirectly referred to Pakistan and said that some forces are trying to sow seeds of hatred in the Union Territory.

He said the recent targeted killings in Jammu and Kashmir have a foreign conspiracy and such attempts will be foiled.

He was addressing an event to mark the 200th anniversary of the ‘coronation ceremony’ of Maharaja Gulab Singh here today.

“I appeal to the people here that the social fabric of Jammu and Kashmir should never be broken by raising religion, caste. There are some forces who have always tried to break this social fabric and promote fundamentalists. Ignite hatred in J&K, recently attempted again,” he said.

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