Security forces guns down a terrorist. Operation underway.
An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Warpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday. According to initial reports, two-three terrorists are believed to be trapped after the forces laid siege on the area post a tip-off.
In wake of the encounter, the authorities have suspended internet services in Sopore and its adjoining areas. They have also ordered imposition of restrictions in Sopore. In a tweet, the Sopore police said, “In view of the apprehension of law and order problem, restrictions under section 144 of the CRPC are hereby been imposed on the gathering of more than four persons in the entire sub-division of Sopore with effect from Thursday evening, till further orders by ADC Sopore.”
More details awaited.
The encounter has come in less than a week after one of the deadliest terror attack orchestrated by the JeM in Pulwama's Awantipora area where 40 CRPF jawans were killed. On February 14, at least 40 CRPF personnel were killed after a vehicle laden with explosives rammed an explosive-laden car into a vehicle in the CRPF convoy in Pulwama district. Several countries from across the globe stood in support of India in the wake of a deadly terror attack.
Moreover, in a massive win for India in its efforts to ensure those who are behind the Pulwama terror attack are brought to task, the United Nations Security Council has issued a strong note of condemnation and named the Jaish-e-Mohammad.
Earlier on February 18, 2019, three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were killed in an encounter in Pulwama in south Kashmir. One of them was Jaish-e-Mohammed chief operation commander and JeM founder Masood Azhar's top aide Kamran.
Kamran was a Pakistani national who went by the alias Gazi and was heading all operations in the valley.
The Indian Army, Jammu and Kashmir police, SOG CRPF Joint operation in Pinglina carried the joint operation. One Army Major and three soldiers were martyred in the operation. A civilian was also killed during the operation. He was the house owner of the place where militants were hiding. He might have been taken as a human shield.
The encounter which began at 1:00 am on Monday went on for over 10 hours in south Kashmir. It took place barely 15 km from CRPF 76 battalion ambush site. Troops had recovered one AK-47 rifle and one pistol.