3 terrorists killed in encounter, 1 army officer injured Kashmir: 3 terrorists killed in encounter, 1 army officer injured (Lead-1)

Digital Desk, Srinagar. Three terrorists were killed and an army officer injured in an encounter with security forces at Jolwa Kralpora Chadoora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Officials gave this information on Friday. Police said that based on specific inputs regarding the presence of terrorists in Jolwa Chadoora village area of ​​Budgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by the police and the army on Thursday evening.

During the search operation, the terrorists fired indiscriminately on the joint search party, which in retaliation led to an encounter. Later CRPF also joined the operation.

Police said, the joint team first evacuated all the civilians trapped around the encounter site to safer places. Further, to avoid any damage due to darkness, the operation was suspended during night hours and resumed in the early hours. As a result, three terrorists belonging to the banned terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed were killed. During the encounter, an Army officer has sustained minor injuries. One of the slain terrorists has been identified as Waseem Mir, a resident of Nowgam Srinagar, who was active since December 2020.

Police said, as per reliable sources and documents recovered, the other two terrorists killed appear to be foreign terrorists. Further identity is being ascertained. As per police records, the slain terrorist, Wasim, was a classified terrorist and part of a group involved in several terrorist crime cases including attacks on security forces and civil atrocities, the statement said. Was. Several terrorist offense cases were registered against him.

Police said, Wasim was involved in the murder of Inspector Parvez Ahmed in June last year. He was also involved in a grenade attack on a CRPF bunker near Ali Masjid Chowk in Idgah Srinagar, in which a civilian and a police personnel were injured. He was also involved in brainwashing the youth of central Kashmir and motivating them to join terror groups.

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Incriminating material, arms and ammunition including three AK-56 rifles have been recovered from the encounter site. All the recovered materials have been taken in the case record for further investigation.

(IANS)

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