Kashmir encounter: One terrorist was killed in an encounter between the militants and security forces in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter broke out in the early hours of Tuesday in the Haritar Tarzoo area in Baramullah. According to ANI report, arms and ammunition have been recovered. According to Times Now report, 1 AK rifle has been recovered even as search operation continues. Security forces had laid an ambush at Haritar in Sopore during the intervening night following information about movement of militants through the area, a police official said, according to PTI report. He said security forces on noticing suspicious movement in the wee hours challenged the persons who opened fire. “In the retaliatory firing, one militant was killed. Further details are awaited,” the official said.
A few days back, top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Abu Bakr killed in an encounter between security forces and terrorist in Sopore. Following the surgical strikes carried out by Indian Army, number of such incidents have gone up. Recently the Narendra Modi government had informed the Rajya Sabha that a total of 146 terrorists have been killed in 97 incidents of encounter between militants and the Indian security force in Jammu and Kashmir this year.
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Sixty security force personnel were killed in such encounters. In 97 incidents of encounters in Jammu and Kashmir this year (till December 2), 146 terrorists were killed, 76 terrorists or suspects arrested, while 60 security force personnel were killed and 104 others injured, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Hansraj G Ahir said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
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Many such exchanges of fire have erupted over the recent months as Pakistan based terrorists ramp-up their presence in Kashmir to foment violence.