Terrorist Jaish who killed cop among 4 shot dead at J&K | Latest India News
Two terrorists – including one from Jaish-e-Mohammed, responsible for the murder of a cop – were shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir during an encounter on Tuesday. The meeting took place in a village in Pulwama district. “Terrorist Jaish-e-Mohammed Majid Nazir, killer of SI Farooq Mir was neutralized during the Pulwama encounter,” said Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police, as quoted by ANI news agency. The other terrorist has not yet been identified.
On June 18, a police sub-inspector was killed in a terrorist attack. The bullet-riddled body of the officer – Farooq Ahmad Mir – was found in the paddy field near his home in Samboora village, south Kashmir. The killing came amid a series of attacks on police officers in different parts of the Kashmir Valley this year. So far, eight staff members have been killed. Most of them were killed near their homes when they were unarmed, according to reports.
Meanwhile, a separate encounter took place in Tulibal area of Sopore district where two terrorists were shot dead.
Earlier on Monday, Kumar said seven terrorists – including three Pakistanis – had been killed in clashes with security forces in the valley. Security forces are on high alert following several incidents of targeted killings in the valley.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, who was on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir last week, urged people not to allow “hostile forces to break the social fabric” and noted that the electoral process should start in the coming months.
(With ANI entries)
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