Kulgam Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sridhar Patel on Saturday said that search operation is underway to locate the terrorist injured during the encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district. “Search operation is underway in Kulgam. We have information that few other terrorists were injured during encounter, we are trying tracing them,” Patel told the reporters here. Earlier in the day, a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist, who was gunned down by the 62 Rashtriya Rifle (RR) and the Special Operations Group (SOG) at Tantripora village of Kulgam district, has been identified as Ishfaq Padder, who was involved in the killing of Lieutenant Umar Fayaz. The mobile internet services were also snapped in Shopian and Kulgam districts of South Kashmir following the encounter.
On specific input, a joint team of security forces had laid an ambush to trap this terrorist. After the successful elimination of one, the security forces are looking for his accomplices. On Friday, one of the five injured policemen of the Pantha Chowk terrorist attack succumbed to his injuries. At least five police personnel got injured after terrorists attacked their bus at Pantha Chowk area on the outskirts of Srinagar.
An Assistant Sub-Inspector of Border Security Force (BSF) also lost his life in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.