7 terrorists killed in three separate encounters in Kashmir in last 24 hours

New Delhi: Seven terrorists, including four Pakistani nationals, have been killed by the Jammu and Kashmir Police along with the Indian Army in three counter-insurgency operations in Kupwara, Kulgam and Pulwama districts of Kashmir, officials said on Monday (June 20, 2022). , “24 terrorists killed in 20 days, anti-terrorist operation intensified ahead of the yatra. So far this year, a total of 114 terrorists including 32 Pakistani terrorists were killed in the Kashmir Valley,” said IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar.

IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said, four Pakistani terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba have been killed in Kupwara Lolab Encounter, we are still searching the area, apart from this, two terrorists of Lashkar and Jaish were killed in Kulgam and An unidentified terrorist was killed. in Pulwama. All the operations were carried out jointly with the Army on a specific input generated by the J&K Police. ,

Kumar said, “Out of the 7 terrorists killed, 5 were associated with the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba, 01 with Jaish-e-Mohammed. 4 have been identified as a Pakistani and 3 as a local.”

Earlier, Kupwara Police had launched a joint anti-terrorist operation with 28RR of the Army on the disclosure of an arrested terrorist Shaukat Ahmed Sheikh in Lolab area of ​​Kupwara. During the search of the hideout, the hiding terrorists opened fire on the joint search parties and our team also retaliated, in which one terrorist was killed. The arrested terrorist also got trapped. Encounter is going on. A police officer overseeing the operation said.

Meanwhile, another encounter took place in Kulgam district of South Kashmir. This was the second firing.

“The encounter broke out after the Jammu and Kashmir Police received a specific information about the presence of terrorists at Gujjar Pora in DH Pora area of ​​South Kashmir’s Kulgam district,” a police officer said. “A joint team of police and army launched cordon and search operation in Gujjar Pora after inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area,” he said.

He further said, “As the joint search party of the forces cordoned off the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists in retaliation opened fire on the security forces and an encounter broke out and 2 Lashkar and Jaish terrorists were killed.”

Meanwhile, on a specific input about the presence of terrorists, another anti-terrorist operation started at midnight in Pulwama.

IGP Kashmir said, “Encounter started between terrorists and security forces in Chatpora village of Pulwama. Army’s 55 RR, 12 Sector RR on the job. In this third anti-terrorist operation, 01 terrorist was killed.

According to police figures, 24 terrorists were killed in 20 days. Anti-militancy operations have been intensified in the Kashmir Valley to ensure a safe Amarnath Yatra ahead of the Yatra.

It is pertinent to mention here that there have been 68 encounters in Kashmir since January this year, and the security forces have managed to kill 114 terrorists out of the slain terrorists, 32 are Pakistanis, however, 16 security personnel and 18 civilians were also killed. went.

Meanwhile, 46 active terrorists, mostly hybrid terrorists, have also been arrested alive, and supporters of 189 terrorists have also been arrested in Kashmir this year.