Security forces killed a militant in an encounter at Maghama area of Tral, Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir today. Kashmir Zone Police said that the encounter was still underway. “Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” the police said. “#TralEncounterUpdate: #Encounter at #Machama concluded without any collateral damage. #Arms & ammunition recovered. Search is still going on,” Kashmir Zone Police said in a tweet about the operation to eliminate a terrorist gang.
Earlier on 22 September, an unidentified terrorist was killed by the security forces in an encounter in Chrar-i-Sharief area of Budgam. On 17 September, three terrorists were killed in the Batamaloo area of Srinagar during a joint cordon and search operation by Srinagar Police and CRPF which turned into an encounter.
Terrorist attack on CRPF patrol party in Budgam, ASI killed in action
Terrorists killed an officer of ASI rank after an unknown group ambushed a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) patrol party in the Chadura area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district on today.
Identified as Nu Badole, the ASI killed in the action belonged to Maharashtra’s Nagpur. The terrorist group attacked him. They snatched his service rifle before fleeing the scene.
The attack is said to have taken place at around 7.45 AM in the Badipora area of Chadura in District Budgam. The terrorist gang fired upon the CRPF jawans and an ASI rank officer of the CRPF got critically injured. The terrorists then fled from the scene after snatching his service rifle.
“Motorcycle-borne terrorists fired upon the deployed troops of B/117 Bn CRPF at 0745 Hrs. One ASI of 117 Bn sustained bullet injuries and being evacuated to the hospital. Troops carrying out Search in the area,” a security force official said earlier.
The injured officer was moved to 92 base army hospital for treatments, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Security forces have cordoned the area and launched a massive search to nab the terrorists.
This is the second terror attack in Budgam district in the last 24 hours. Last night, terrorists attacked and shot dead a block development council chairman in the Khag area of Budgam.
The BDC chairman has been identified as Bupinder Singh. He was shot dead by unknown terrorists at his ancestral home in the Dalwash village of block Khag of district Budgam in central Kashmir.
Police said that he left alone on Wednesday for his ancestral home without informing the police station. He left for his ancestral home and kept his Personal Security Officers (PSO) in Khag Police Station without informing the police.