New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The security forces on Friday gunned down four terrorists, while another surrendered following an encounter in the Kiloora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, the Indian Army said. The deferred visuals of the spot showed security forces in the narrow lane of the Kiloora area as they hunt the terrorists hidden in a house. Two AK-47 refiles and three pistols were also recovered from their possession.

Acting on specific intelligence inputs, the security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the area. The terrorists panicked and opened fire as the troops reached near the house they were hiding in but met with retaliation from the security forces. In the retaliatory fire, the terrorists sustained bullet injuries and died on the spot. Seeing the fate of their associates, one of the terrorists surrendered before the security forces.
 
"A terrorist surrenders while four terrorists have been eliminated in an ongoing encounter in Kiloora area of Shopian district. Two AKs and three pistols recovered. Joint operation in progress," said the Indian Army.

The identities of the terrorists were yet to be ascertained. The encounter has come days after two CRPF personnel and a Jammu and Kashmir special police officer were killed while fighting the terrorists in Kreeri area of the Union Territory's Baramulla district.

The terrorists, believed to be from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) had opened fire on a security checkpoint indiscriminately, leaving three dead. Inspector-General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Vijay Kumar vowed a befitting reply to the terrorists who fled the area after firing upon the checkpoint.

Soon after the attack, the security forces avenged their deaths as they launched a massive search operation in the area and neautrilised two terrorists who were involved in the attack. An AK-47 rifle and a pistol were also recovered from their possession.

Posted By: Shashikant Sharma