Encounter breaks out in Jammu and Kashmir`s Pulwama; 2-3 terrorists believed to be trapped

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A joint search operation was launched by the police 50 RR and the CRPF on a specific input of Jammu Kashmir police about the presence of terrorists in the area. 

New Delhi: An encounter broke out on Sunday (September 27, 2020) when terrorists fired upon the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

As per reports, two to three terrorists are believed to be trapped in the Samboora area of Awantipora.

IGP Kashmir confirmed the exchange of fire between the terrorists and security forces and said, “Yes, an encounter started in Samboora area of Awantipora and the police along with security forces are doing their jobs.”

A joint search operation was launched by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, 50 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) after they received specific inputs about the presence of a few terrorists in the area.

A police officer said, “The security forces cordoned the suspected place and the terrorists hiding there started firing at them. This led to the retaliation from the security forces and the encounter broke out.”

Earlier on September 26, the Jammu and Kashmir Police, along with 32 Rashtriya Rifles and 92 Battalion CRPF launched a cordon and search operation at an orchard in Mandigam Kralgund and arrested a terrorist associate, identified as Akeel Parray. The Police recovered arms and ammunition from his possession and he admitted being working as an associate for terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba.

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