Bandipora encounter: Security personnel forces were engaged in a fierce gunbattle with the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district on early Wednesday morning. Two army men lost their lives during an encounter, while two terrorists were also killed today. As per the report, the operation is still underway. Recently, the valley has witnessed several encounters. Over a dozen top leaders of Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Toiba and JeM have been killed by security forces since January, reported the Indian Express. On Monday, a joint team of security forces killed top Jaish-e-Mohammed militant commander Umer Khalid in Ladoora area of North Kashmir, as per the report by PTI. Earlier, security forces killed three top Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including its chief recruiter Zahid, in an encounter in Shopian and a top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) commander in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Here are the top developments of the encounter that took place between security forces and terrorists in Hajin area of Bandipora district today:
• Two terrorists were gunned down in an encounter in Bandipora’s Hajin today, as per the report by ANI.
• DGP of Jammu and Kashmir, SP Vaid said that one terrorist was identified as a local, while the other a Pak national namely Ali.
• One of the terrorist was instrumental in terror incidents in Hajin area, DGP said, reported ANI.
• The killed militants reportedly belonged to the dreaded terrorist group known as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
• Two IAF’s Garuda Force’s personnel lost their lives during the encounter, CRPF Officer Shambhu Kumar said.
• IAF Garuda Force personnel who lost their lives in Bandipora encounter were Sergeant Milind Kishor and Corporal Nilesh Kumar Nayar, reported ANI.
• The two personnel who lost their lives in the encounter were from IAF’s Garuda Force and were with Army for operational training.
• As per the report by PTI, the official said that the two IAF Garud personnel who were injured in the gunfight with militants later succumbed to their injuries.
• The operation was going on till last reports were received, reported PTI.