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Jammu and Kashmir: Two Terrorists Killed In Ongoing Encounter

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New Delhi: Security forces have successfully neutralised another Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist during their ongoing counterterrorism operation in Rajouri. Alongside this, weapons and ammunition have been seized from the location. Earlier today, another terrorist was eliminated in an encounter between the Army, J-K Police, and terrorists in the Bajimaal area within the Rajouri district.

Four Army personnel, including two officers lost their lives and two others were injured since the gunfight broke out on Wednesday morning. The four army officials include two officer-ranked personnel and two jawans.

One of the slain terrorists have been identified as Quari, a Pakistani national and a hardcore terrorist. He has been trained on the Pakistani and Afghan fronts, as per the PRO Defence Jammu.

According to the PRO Defence Jammu, the killed terrorist is a highly-ranked terrorist leader of Lashkar-e-Taiba. He has been active in Rajouri-Poonch along with his group for the past year. He is also believed to be the mastermind of the Dangri and Kandi attacks.

He was sent to revive terrorism in the region and had expertise in IEDs, operating and hiding from caves, and a trained sniper, PRO Defence Jammu added.

Sources said that troops, including Special Forces, were deployed in the area after inputs were received about the movement of a group of terrorists in the area.

“16 Corps Commander and Rashtriya Rifles’ Romeo Force commander are monitoring the operations closely,” sources said.

Based on specific intelligence, joint operations were launched in the Kalakote Area, Gulabgarh Forest, and Rajouri District.

“Contact was established on November 22 and an intense firefight ensued. The terrorists have been injured and surrounded and operations are in progress, amidst acts of valour and sacrifice by our own bravehearts in trying to prevent collateral damage to women and children in the highest traditions of the Indian Army,” the Indian Army’s White Knight Corps said.

(With ANI Inputs)

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