Udhampur (J&K): Personnel from the Indian Army have, in two separate successful operations conducted within 24 hrs on April 24 and 25, killed four terrorists at Anantnag and Pulwama Districts. With this, the number of terrorists killed by the Army in April this year alone has gone up to 22 and the overall count in 2020 to 54. Despite the Army's commitments towards fighting COVID 19, the force has ensured that terrorists remain on the run for their life and their numbers as well as leadership remains at the lowest ebb.
"On Saturday morning, a joint team of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and J&K Police launched cordon and search operation in Goripora area of Awantipora in South Kashmir's Pulwama District. As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, hiding terrorists fired upon them, triggering an encounter. In the ensuing gunfight two terrorists were killed. Affiliations of the slain terrorists are yet to be ascertained," said an army spokesperson.
Earlier on Friday, terrorists abducted a Policemen from Sheerpora area of Yaripora, Kulgam. "A joint team of RR, SOG (Special Operations Group) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) immediately cordoned off the area and launched rescue operation. Terrorists were chased at Kharpora leading to a brief gunfight in which both of them were killed while a policeman was injured in Arwani area of South Kashmir's Anantnag District. Killed militants have been identified as Nadeem Ahmad Rather R/O Ashmuji Kulgam and Shahid Ahmad Bhat R/O Bugam Kulgam," added the defence official.
"The Army has consistently dominated the Line of Control as well as hinterland, eliminating the terrorist cadres and their leadership. This has further strengthened the security grid in Valley. Army has therefore been successful in developing positive security environment and the Awaam feels assured about their safety and overall peace to sustain during the summer season of 2020," said the spokesperson in a statement.