Kashmir: In a fierce gunfight, the Indian Security forces managed to gun down two terror operatives of the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Tayiba (LeT).
According to ground reports, one of the LeT operative was a Pakistani who was killed in a counter-insurgency operation in the Lal Chowk area of Anantnag in south Kashmir.
Reports also stated that a policeman and a civilian were injured as the clashes broke out in the area, while the militants were involved in stone pelting in a bid to divert attention of the defence forces.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident, a CRPF jawan was seriously injured while militants lobbed a grenade at the police picket outside the post office at Pulwama.
Following the incident, a heavy exchange of gunfire between the Army and a group of Pakistani terrorists attempting to infiltrate into India was reported in the Keran sector of North Kashmir.
Police sources claimed that one of the militants gunned down in the Anantnag encounter has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Dar of Khudwani in Kulgam and was actively involved in a series of terror strikes that claimed innocent lives and loss of property.
Police also told the media that while the security forces advanced towards a suspected house that had holed up the militants, there were heavy gunfight between both parties resulting in an encounter and both terrorists were shot down. No collateral damage had been reported.
Meanwhile, the crime scene has been cordoned off at Anantnag town and strict precautionary measures have been brought into action including the suspension of train and internet services.
It may be mentioned that, as the General Elections in Pakistan have begun, there are intel reports that terrorist activities have also high as several Islamic Terrorist organizations are mobilizing their militants in order to create unrest in the Jammu and Kashmir region of India, which has always been a hot bed to such activities since the partition of India and Pakistan.