On December 31, the Jammu and Kashmir Police Department held a press conference to announce that 171 terrorists had been killed in 2021, with 19 of them being Pakistani. Three encounters have occurred since the beginning of the year, resulting in the death of seven terrorists. In Kupwara, another person was killed.
In the Chandgam area of the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, three terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces. The start of the gunfight, which is still ongoing, was announced by the police earlier on Wednesday.
According to Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar, these terrorists are members of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), and one of them is a Pakistani citizen.
“They were found with incriminating materials as well as weapons and ammunition, including two M-4 carbines and one AK-series rifle. Kumar added, “This is a huge win for us.”
According to a police official, security forces conducted a cordon and search operation in Chandgam village that ended in an encounter.
In the first five days of this year, eight terrorists have been killed in Kashmir. While seven of them were killed in three separate encounters, the sixth was gunned down by security forces as they attempted to cross the border. Saleem Parray, a Hajin-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander, was killed in the Shalimar Garden area of Srinagar on Monday along with a foreign militant.
An encounter in the Kulgam district on Tuesday resulted in the deaths of two terrorists. According to the police, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by police, 9RR, and 18Bn CRPF in the village Okey area of Kulgam based on a specific input generated by police regarding the presence of terrorists in the area.
According to police, as the joint search party approached the suspected location, the hiding terrorists opened fire on the joint search party indiscriminately, prompting a retaliation that resulted in an encounter.
During the gun battle, two terrorists were killed. The police found incriminating materials as well as arms and ammunition from the two terrorists, including one AK-47 and a pistol.
On January 1, another terrorist was killed while attempting to infiltrate from across the Line of Control in the Kupwara district of Jumagund (LoC).