As many as six terrorists affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were killed in two separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag and Kulgam districts, the police said on Thursday. Taking to Twitter, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir informed that four of the killed terrorists have been identified so far.
“6 #terrorists of proscribed #terror outfit JeM killed in two separate #encounters. 4 among the killed terrorists have been identified so far as (2) #Pakistani & (2) local terrorists. Identification of other 02 terrorists is being ascertained. A big #success for us,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted quoting IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar.
According to officials, one gunfight broke out in Kulgam district and the other in Anantnag district—both in south Kashmir.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation acting on a tip-off about the presence of terrorists in the Mirhama area of Kulgam district. When the forces were conducting searches in the area, they were fired upon by the hiding terrorists, they added.
The forces retaliated, ensuing a gunfight in which three militants were killed, the official said.
(With inputs from agencies)