In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, two terrorists have been gunned down by security forces in an encounter that broke out between terrorists and security forces in Bandzoo area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district this morning.
According to police, a joint team of Pulwama Police, Army’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles and Central Reserve Police Force, launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) based on a specific intelligence input about the presence of terrorists in Bandzoo area.
A Senior Police Official said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon them which was effectively retaliated triggering an encounter that resulted into the elimination of two terrorists. One CRPF personnel was also martyred in the operation. Two AK-47 rifles have been recovered from the encounter site.
This is the 11th encounter in South Kashmir in the current month and 34 terrorists have been killed in these encounters so far.
Joint operation in the area was still going on when the reports last came in. Further details are awaited.