Hizb duo killed in Pulwama encounter, shooting in Kupwara

SRINAGAR: Two terrorists were killed in an anti-insurgency operation in the southern area early Saturday morning. Later that afternoon, an encounter broke out in the Kupwara district of northern Kashmir after undercover terrorists fired on a team of security forces conducting a cordon and search operation in the area. The shooting continued until the presentation of this report.

In the early hours of Saturday, a joint team of 55 Army RRs, 183 and 182 from CRPF Bn and the J&kpolicespecialoperationsgrouplaunchedacordonsearchoperationindangerporabasedonintelligenceinputonthepresenceofterroristsinthearea.

uponseeingtheteamapproachtheirhideout,theconcealedterroristsopenedfireonthesearchparty,sparkinganencounterinwhichtheduowaskilled.forcesdestroyedthecacheandrecoveredtheirbodiesfromundertherubble,alongwithanak-47andinsasrifle,aseniorpoliceofficersaid.thehizbduowereidentifiedastariqsheikhandsahilabdullah,fromthedangerporaandchakooraareasofpulwama,respectively.

inanattempttodisrupttheoperation,acrowdofterroristsupportersthrewstonesatthesecurityforces,inwhichoneofficerwaswoundedwhileotherssufferedminorinjuriesinthefightingthatfollowed.theprotesterswerethendispersedbythepolice.

intheafternoon,ajointarmy,crpfandj&kpoliceteamlaunchedacordonandsearchoperationinthechanjimullahareaof​​handwarabasedonintelligenceaboutthepresenceofterroriststhere.anencountereruptedafterhiddenterrorists,believedtobearoundfour,openedfireonsecuritypersonnel.theshootingcontinueduntilthelatestreportsarrived.

laterthatnight,unidentifiedterroriststhrewagrenadeatajointteamofpoliceandcrpfsdeployedinthetahabchowkareaof​​pulwama.however,theexplosivemisseditstargetandexplodedonthehighway,policesaid.noonewasinjuredintheblast,apoliceofficersaid,addingthatasearchwasstartedtotrackdowntheperpetratorsshortlyaftertheattack.

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