Four Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists have been neutralised in an anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, following which three security personnel were also injured in the operation in the south Kashmir district.
“Four terrorists have been eliminated in Pulwama operation,” Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said.
Police sources said the injured soldiers have been taken to the hospital and thankfully, their condition is out of danger.
The overnight operation was initiated by security personnel after a tip-off regarding the presence of terrorists in Lassipora area. As the security forces took charge, they came under firing from hiding terrorists. In the fierce encounter, all the four terrorists were taken down.
Four rifles and ammunition have been recovered from the encounter spot.
The anti-terror operation followed up after security personnel was injured in an unexpected grenade attack by terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The security officer who was posted on ‘law and order duty’ suffered minor injuries in the grenade blast, a police official added in a statement.
The security personnel have been in the thick of things in the anti-terror operations in the Valley after February 14 Pulwama terror attack in Pulwama. Around 44 CRPF paramilitary troopers were martyred in the attack.
With inputs from PTI