Jammu and Kashmir : Four terrorists were gunned down by the security forces during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir early this morning. Two among them are believed to be the special police officers who have been reported missing since yesterday, officials said.
The operation was jointly launched by army police and CRPF in Pulwama in south Kashmir after they received information about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said. The terrorists reportedly belong to Jaish-e-Mohammad.
A gunfight ensued between the terrorists and the security forces. Officials say three rifles have been recovered from the encounter site.
The encounter comes two days after a woman was shot dead by terrorists at her home in the district. On Wednesday, terrorists forced their way inside the house of Nigeena Bano and killed her. Another civilian identified as Mohd Sultan was injured in the attack, the police said.
The security forces have scaled up anti-terrors operation in the Valley. According to reports, over 100 terrorists, including 23 foreigners, have been killed in Kashmir in the first five months of 2019. They include top commanders such as Zakir Musa, the chief of so-called Ansat Ghazwat-ul-Hind, a group affiliated with Al-Qaeda.