J&K, May 6, 2020:
Two terrorists were gunned down in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Sharsali area of Khrew Pampore in Southern part of Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.
According to sources, one terrorist was killed in the morning and the second was eliminated a few hours afterwards. The jawans recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the encounter site.
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A joint team of Army’s 50 Rashtriya Rifles, 185 BN of CRPF and police launched cordon and search operation in Sharsali area of Khrew in Pulwama district on Tuesday night after receiving credible inputs that some terrorists were hiding in the area.
Meanwhile, Riyaz Naikoo, a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander, has been trapped after an overnight operation in Beighpora village in Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir`s Pulwama district. He carries a reward of Rs 12 lakh on his head.
If Naikoo is arrested or eliminated in the ensuing encounter, it will be a big blow to the local terror groups active in the area, especially Hizbul Mujahideen.
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Sharing more information, the Jammu and Kashmir Police earlier took to Twitter and said, “Contact established in the third operation at Beighpora in Awantipur. Top terrorist commander is trapped.’’ Exchange of fire is on and more details will follow, it added.
The overnight operation by the security forces started on Tuesday evening after which a massive search operation was launched in the native village of Naikoo.
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