Police say top Lashkar Commander Aijaz alias Abu Huraira was among three terrorists killed in a nocturnal encounter in Pulwama.
Kashmir zone police tweeted, quoting Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar, “Pakistani LeT commander Aijaz @Abu Huraira killed along with 2 local terrorists. Congratulations to Police & SFs.”
Earlier, a joint team of forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in Pulwama after receiving specific input about the presence of some terrorists in the area.
During the searches, contact was established and an encounter commenced. The operation began at around 1:15 AM in the main chowk of Pulwama which continued for around 7 hours till morning.
As per the Kashmir Zone Police, incriminating materials including arms and ammunition have been recovered. A search is underway.
BSF troops spot blinking red light in Arnia sector
The Border Security Force (BSF) troops fired and repulsed a flying object along the international border in the Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on 14 July. Commenting on the incident, the BSF said, “On the intervening night of 13 or 14 July, a blinking red light was observed by own troops in Arnia sector at about 9:52 PM at height of 200 m on own side.”
“Alert troops fired from their position towards red blinking light, due to which it returned back. Area being searched. Nothing found so far.”
Jammu is witnessing an increased drone activity. On 2 July, a quadcopter was repulsed by the BSF in the Arnia sector.
On 29 June, drone activities were thwarted by the army troops at Ratnachuk-Kaluchak military area in Jammu. On 27 June, there were two bomb blasts at the Jammu airforce station which security agencies suspected were carried out using drones.