Anti-Terror Op: Three Pak Terrorists, One Cop Killed In Kashmir

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By: Aakash Ahmad
Updated: 25 May, 2022 3:16 pm IST
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SRINAGAR: Three Pakistani terrorists and a policeman were killed in an anti-terror operation in the Kreeri area of Baramulla district on Wednesday, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir zone Vijay Kumar said.

“BaramullaEncounterUpdate: Three #Pakistani #terrorists killed. One JKP personnel also attained #martyrdom in this chance encounter. #Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition recovered. Further details shall follow,” IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said in a tweet on Wednesday.

The police are yet to ascertain the identity of the terrorists and the police personnel killed in the gunfight.

The encounter took place at the Najibhat crossing in Baramulla’s Kreeri area. The Army assisted the police in the operation.

While South Kashmir sees frequent gunfights between militants and security forces, encounters are rare in North Kashmir where mostly foreign terrorists are present. Police sources say that foreign terrorists usually take shelter in the dense forest areas thus avoiding the security radar.

Wednesday’s encounter has come six days after the police said that they have busted a terrorist module in Baramulla and arrested four people. Police also claimed to recover five pistols from the arrested militants and their associates who they said were behind the attack on a wine shop in Baramulla.

Terrorist activities have been on the rise in the Valley since last October with targeted killings of police and government officials, as well as Kashmiri Pandits.

Just 24 hours ago, a police constable was shot dead outside his home in Srinagar. Terrorists also injured his nine-year-old daughter in the indiscriminate firing. The incident took place in Srinagar’s Soura area. The policeman was identified as Saifullah Qadri.

On May 12, a Kashmiri Pandit government employee, Rahul Bhat, was shot dead in his office in Chadoora, Budgam.

Protests against the killing continue till today, with marches and sit-ins against the administration. Protesters want Rahul’s killers brought to book, as well as relocation for Kashmiri Pandit employees who got jobs under the Prime Minister’s package.

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