Security forces thwart another imminent threat to Amarnath Yatra [here’s how]
Foiling the diabolical plans of anti-national elements to create trouble during the upcoming Amarnath Yatra, security forces eliminated two terrorists in Dooru area of Anantnag district in South Kashmir on Tuesday.
According to the police, with the elimination of two terrorists, an attempted attack on the national road and Amarnath Yatra was foiled.
“The dating site is very close to the national highway and the imminent threat on the national highway and Yatra is neutralized,” Kashmir Zone Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar tweeted after confirming the murder of two terrorists.
#AnantnagEncounterUpdate: This encounter is important in 2 aspects: 1st, it is the same group of terrorists that escaped from the Watnad encounter on 4/16/22 in which we lost 1 soldier. 2nd, the dating site is very close to NHW and imminent threat to NHW & #Yatra neutralized: PGI Cashmere https://t.co/XLjvzgPagc
– Kashmir Area Police (@KashmirPolice) May 10, 2022
According to reports, a joint operation has been launched by the Jammu and Kashmir army and police in Dooru area after getting information about the presence of some terrorists in the area.
As the team reached the hideout, the terrorists resorted to indiscriminate fire. In the shootout, two terrorists were eliminated and their bodies recovered from the site of the encounter. The identity of the terrorists killed has not yet been established.
The group managed to escape in the previous encounter
Quoting IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, a local news agency reported that this operation was very important for the forces as it was the same group that managed to flee on April 16 in Watnar in which a soldier died in action. Second, the encounter took place on the highway near the Yatra road.
Three terrorists killed near Amarnath Yatra road
On May 6, three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, including the outfit’s oldest surviving ultra, were killed during an encounter with security forces near the road to the annual Amarnath Yatra in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Among those killed was a so-called Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) Commander-in-Chief Ashraf Molvi. Molvi was the longest surviving Hizb terrorist and was on the most wanted terrorist list after being retrained in 2013.
IGP Kashmir called Friday’s operation a great success as the site of the operation was close to the Amarnath Yatra road, indicating that the terrorists killed were targeting the Amarnath Yatra target.
Pahalgam, the famous tourist destination in southern Kashmir, is also serving as the base camp for the yatra, which is due to start on June 30 after a two-year hiatus.