In a major success bagged by Indian Army forces, five heavily armed terrorists have been killed in a fierce gunfight at Chowgam in South Kashmir District of Kulgam.
These five terrorists have been gunned down in an encounter between terrorists and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. The gunfight was started late on Friday night when security forces received a tip-off about the presence of a group of five terrorists in the area.
Encounter between terrorists & security forces is underway in Kulgam's Chowgam. 3 terrorists have been killed so far. Train services between Baramulla-Qazigund have been suspended: #JammuAndKashmir Police (visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/FKpU426GVd
— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2018
Police said the area was immediately cordoned off and search operation launched to flush out the militants. However, when a search party was zeroing in on the target, they came under heavy fire from the hiding militants. The fire was retaliated and in the ensuing gunfight, three terrorists were killed initially. Later IGP Kashmir SP Pani said that “five terrorists have been neutralised and coming operation is on”.
In order ensure and avoid law and order inconvenience in the surrounding , the authorities have suspended train services between Baramulla -Qazigund. Around 203 companies of the paramilitary forces have arrived in the valley to maintain peace and ensure peaceful elections scheduled to be held on the month of October.
This encounter comes a day after security forces killed five Pakistani terrorists in two different operations in Kakriyal area of Jajjar Kotoli in Jammu and Sopore in North Kashmir. The fresh gunbattlte comes a fortnight ahead of first phase of civic polls in Jammu and Kashmir.
All the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) companies are being deployed for pre-election duties across the 10 districts of the valley. CRPF forms the largest contingent with 132 companies followed by BSF with 32 companies, ITBP with 25 companies and SSB with 13 companies. All the CAPF companies posted for pre-poll duties were part of the security for the Shri Amarnath Yatra that culminated on August 26.
Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived in Srinagar on a two-day visit to review the overall security scenario in the Kashmir Valley. During the visit, the Army Commander along with the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, held discussions with the DGP Dilbag Singh at Badami Bagh Cantonment on the prevailing security situation in the region.
“He also appreciated the seamless cooperation and synergy being maintained among all the agencies, which he said was the most critical aspect of successful counter infiltration and counter-terrorist operations”, said Colonel Rajesh Kalia, defence spokesman at Srinagar. Later in the day, the Army Commander called on Governor Shri Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan in Srinagar and discussed the prevailing internal and external security situation of the State.
Source: Zee News