SRINAGAR: Two terrorists including a Pakistani were killed and two policemen sustained injuries in an encounter in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Monday night, police said.
The anti-terror operation was launched after the police and the Army cordoned off Khurbatpora area of Kulgam to flush out terrorists, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said.
The Pakistani terrorist was identified with his codename ‘Chacha’ , the IGP said.
“One Pakistani terrorist (code name Chacha) & one hybrid terrorist killed. 02 Police Personnel also injured. They are being evacuated to hospital,” Kashmir Police tweeted attributing the update to IGP Kumar.
The condition of one of the two injured cops is said to be critical.
Meanwhile, police recovered arms and ammunition after the driver of a vehicle fled from the spot after seeing a naka party in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district last night, officials said on Tuesday.
“A team of Anantnag police was on night domination near Mehmodabad, Dooru. A vehicle coming from the opposite direction stopped on seeing the police party. This raised suspicion and police team fired some rounds in the air. However the driver of the vehicle fled away from the spot taking advantage of the darkness,” the police said.
Upon checking the vehicle which the unknown person abandoned a red colour bag was found. “From the bag one AK-56, short barrel, two AK magazines, 2 pistols, three pistol magazines, six hand grenade, 44 rounds of AK-47, 58 rounds of 9mm ammo, and a sling was recovered”, it said.
Subsequently, a police official said, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Dooru police station in Anantnag.
“Nakas have been laid and alert has been raised to look out for the person who escaped”, police added.