Kupwara Encounter: 2 Lashkar Terrorists, Including A Pakistani National, Neutralised In J-K

Kupwara Encounter: The operation was launched by the Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police in Kupwara's Chaktaras Kandi area following specific inputs that some terrorists were hiding in the region.

By Aalok Sensharma
Updated: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 08:14 AM IST
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Kupwara Encounter: 2 Lashkar Terrorists, Including A Pakistani National, Neutralised In J-K
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Srinagar | Jagran News Desk: In an early morning success, the security forces on Tuesday neutralised two terrorists, who were affliated with Hafiz Saeed's Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, said officials.

The operation was launched by the Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police in Kupwara's Chaktaras Kandi area following specific inputs that some terrorists were hiding in the region.

Kashmir Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar said that one of the terrorists who was gunned down on Tuesday was a Pakistani national and has been identified as Tufail. He said the operation is still underway.

This is the second encounter launched by security forces in the Valley in less than 24 hours. On Monday night, they had neutralised another Lashkar terrorist in the Sopore area of the Baramulla district.

"As per the documents recovered from the killed Pakistani terrorist, he has been identified as Hanzalla of Lahore, Pakistan. One AK rifle, five magazines along with ammunition has been recovered. Further details shall follow," the Jammu and Kashmir Police said in a tweet.

Security forces have been on their toes amid a rise in targeted killings of Hindus in the Valley. Officials suspect that these attacks are being organised by Pakistan-based handlers of terrorists to destabilise the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

They fear that terrorists might also carry out attacks using drones. However, the officials said that they are fully prepared to thwart any such attempt across the Indo-Pakistan border.

"The threat of drones.. is prevalent everywhere (along the Indo-Pak border). Nobody can say that there is no such threat in Rajouri or Poonch or any hinterland," DS Sindhu, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of BSF Rajouri Poonch sector, told news agency PTI.

"There is a threat of drones in all areas along our borders," Sindhu said, adding that the troops are alert along the borderline to protect the people living in border areas.

He said that troops have deployed to instill a feeling of security among the border population. "Army and BSF are dominating the Line of Control in a proper manner to thwart any nefarious design of our adversaries," PTI quoted Sindhu as saying.

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