Three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists have been killed by safety forces after a short shootout within the forests of Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral, police stated Saturday morning.
Police stated the id of the terrorists couldn’t be instantly ascertained, and that search operations have been being carried out within the space.
It is unclear if weapons and/or ammunition was recovered from the terrorists.
#TralEncounterReplace: 03 unidentified #terrorist affiliated with proscribed #terror outfit JeM killed. #Search occurring. Further particulars shall comply with,” Jammu and Kashmir Police tweeted.
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) August 21, 2021
A joint operation between the Army and the police, this is the second by security forces in Tral in the past 24 hours, and third since Thursday.
On Friday two terrorists were killed in Khrew near Srinagar. The police said they were part of a hit squad involved in the murders of civilians in south Kashmir.
A day earlier, a junior oficer of the army was killed during a gunfight with terrorists in Rajouri district. A terrorist was also killed in that incident.
Officials have said there is spurt in terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir in the past few months, including the targeting of political leaders and party workers.
Also on Thursday, terrorists barged into the home of Ghulam Hassan Lone, a political worker with the J&K Apni party, and shot him dead.
The BJP, which has little influence in Kashmir, has claimed it has been singled out in these attacks.
On Wednesday, Altaf Thakur, the party’s J&K spokesperson, said that 23 party members had been attacked or killed. This was after Javid Dar, the party’s in-charge for Kulgam district, was shot dead.
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