Nine terrorists have been killed in two separate encounters with safety forces in Jammu and Kashmir in the final 24 hours, the Indian Army stated on Sunday.
While 4 terrorists have been killed in an encounter in Kulgam on Saturday, 5 terrorists have been eradicated in one other operation in Kupwara on Sunday.
One Army soldier additionally misplaced his life in the encounter on Sunday.
“Op Rangdori Behak (Kupwara). Five terrorists eliminated, Total NINE TERRORISTS eliminated in last 24 hours in two separate operations. One soldier martyred & two seriously injured, and being evacuated to 92 BH amidst heavy snow & rough terrain conditions. Operation in progress,” Indian Army’s Chinar Corps stated in a tweet.
Army sources the encounter on Sunday foiled an infiltration try alongside the Line of Control (LoC). Five terrorists have been eradicated alongside LoC in Keran sector from the place they have been making an attempt to infiltrate into Indian territory.
Two troopers have been critically injured in the operation and evacuation have been hampered by heavy snow and tough terrain situations.
On Saturday, 4 terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Jammu and Kashmir Police stated the slain terrorists belonged to the Hizbul Mujahideen and had been killing civilians for the final 12 days.
“A group of 3/4 terrorists was killing civilians over the last 12 days. 4 such killings were done by them in South Kashmir. Police was able to track them down and an operation was launched this morning in which all 4 of them have been neutralized,” the police stated.