In a significant development, security forces successfully neutralize two terrorists in a Baramulla encounter, while Anantnag operation enters its fourth day.
Baramulla Encounter Updates:
Security forces successfully neutralize two terrorists during an encounter in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday morning. The anti-terror operation is ongoing in the vicinity of the Line of Control in Uri.
The Kashmir Police Zone reported via social media, “An encounter has commenced between terrorists and the Army & Baramulla Police in the forward area of Uri, Hathlanga in Baramulla district.”
Subsequently, it was confirmed that two terrorists had been neutralized in the operation.
This development follows the discovery of a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror module in the Baramulla district the previous day. Two militant associates were apprehended, and arms and ammunition were seized from them. The arrested individuals were identified as Zaid Hassan Malla and Mohammad Arif Channa, both residents of Baramulla, and were involved in smuggling arms and ammunition across the border at the behest of Pakistan-based terror handlers.
In the Anantnag district, an operation is ongoing to eliminate terrorists who have taken refuge in the forested hilly terrain. Security forces have deployed drones to pinpoint the terrorists’ location as the operation to flush them out enters its fourth day on Saturday.
Vijay Kumar, Additional Director General of Police (Kashmir), stated that the operation was launched based on specific intelligence, and the two to three trapped terrorists will be neutralized. He cautioned retired police and Army officers against speculating about ambushes in the media, emphasizing that the operation is progressing as planned.
On Friday, another soldier succumbed to injuries, bringing the toll to four. The army has yet to officially confirm the death of the fourth personnel involved in the operation. Colonel Manpreet Singh, Major Aashish Dhonchak, both from the 19 Rashtriya Rifles, and DSP Humayun Muzamil Bhat lost their lives in the same operation earlier this week.