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Jammu-Kashmir: 3 terror attacks in 12 hours; 4 militants, 1 soldier killed

The encounter in Ganderbal is still going on even as terrorists in Ramban have been eliminated in the joint Army, CRPF, SOG operations

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Four militants have been killed in an encounter between terrorists and security forces in different areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Four terrorists have been killed by jawans in terrorist encounters in Ganderbal and Ramban districts of the state. Three terrorists have been shot dead in Ramban while they were trying to take a family hostage. A terrorist has been killed in Ganderbal district.

1 soldier, 3 terrorists killed in action

Giving information on the Baton encounter of Ramban, ID Mukesh Singh of Jammu and Kashmir said that all the hostages have been freed. Three terrorists have died in this encounter while a soldier was killed in action. Apart from this, two police personnel have been injured. The operation has ended.

According to the security forces, the terrorists in Ramban attempted to hold a family hostage, after which the soldiers somehow evicted the family from the house. The encounter started here after rescuing the family, in which 3 terrorists were killed. After the end of the terrorist encounter in Ramban, Jammu and Kashmir Police IG Mukesh Singh said that the security forces had killed three terrorists. A soldier has been killed in action during the counter-operation while two other policemen have been seriously injured.

The siege

According to sources, terrorists held the family of a BJP worker hostage in his house in the Batote area of ​​Ramban district. After this, 22 Rashtriya Rifles of the Army, 84th Battalion of the CRPF and the SOG team of Jammu and Kashmir Police laid siege to the house and somehow rescued the people held hostage.

Armed terrorists enter house

Three terrorists had entered a house in Batote on Saturday morning. They tried to take a family hostage. Somehow the Army took out six family members out of the house. After evacuating other houses in this area, a big operation was launched against the terrorists. Three terrorists were killed in this action. An army soldier was also martyred in this action.

Apart from Ramban, militants in the capital Srinagar attacked security forces with a grenade but no damage was done. A major encounter took place in Ganderbal in central Kashmir on Saturday morning amid terrorist attacks. A terrorist has been killed in this operation.

Grenade attack on CRPF team in Srinagar

Terrorists attacked a patrolling team of CRPF in Safakadal locality in downtown Srinagar. The attack on the CRPF jawans happened while they were all patrolling the area. In this attack near Nawakadal Chowk in Safakadal, the soldiers of the 49th battalion of CRPF were targeted although the soldiers were not harmed in this attack.

Army, police and SOG teams were dispatched to the area after the attack was reported, following which a large search operation was launched in all parts of downtown.

Big encounter in Ganderbal, 1 terrorist killed

Between two terrorist attacks in the state, there were reports of security forces hiding in Ganderbal as well. On receiving this input, Army’s Rashtriya Rifles, SOG and CRPF personnel were sent to Ganderbal for a search operation.

Seeing the forces approach the area, the terrorists tried to escape, firing wildly. The forces retaliated. The Army surrounded the three terrorists in a house and then started firing. In the midst of the firing from both sides, the forces killed a terrorist.

The encounter is still going on in the area and strong security arrangements have been made here.

Featured image on top of the report: House in Ramban where the terrorists have taken some hostage (inset) and a security forces' operation in another part of Jammu and Kashmir
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