JK: CRPF, Army joint operation neutralises three terrorists in Handwara

JK: CRPF, Army joint operation neutralises three terrorists in Handwara

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Muneer Khan said that a joint operation was launched after getting a tip off about the terrorist hiding in a house.

The security forces acted following tip-off about militants' presence in the area and neutralised 3 militants of LeT terror outfit.

When the troops were closing in on the target, they came under a heavy fire from the hiding militants. There are no reports of any Indian casualty in the gun battle. "Three Pakistani LeT militants were killed, and arms and ammunition recovered". "The contact was established and the firefight started", he said.

The police, CRPF and Army strengthened the cordon and tried to flush out the militants.

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State DGP S P Vaid hailed the security force for their "excellent work" in counterpoising the three terrorists.

One soldier was killed in the operation and two others injured, said an Army spokesperson, adding that the operation was still on. In a separate encounter in the same district, an Army jawan was killed.

Meanwhile, shopkeepers lowered their shops while transport disappeared on the road after dozens of youth amid pro freedom slogans hit to roads in Parimpora area of Srinagar city and pelted stones on deployed Forces personnel.

Parimpora locality had witnessed shutdown for the last three consecutive days.

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