Three terrorists involved in the attack on a BJP leader’s house in Nowgam area of the city were on Friday killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. Police said that acting on specific inputs about the presence of militants in Dobhi Mohalla in Kakapora area, security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation there.
The personnel were fired upon while conducting the search, following which they retaliated and a gunfight broke out. In the exchange of fire, all the three terrorists were killed. Security forces recovered incriminating material, including arms and ammunition from the encounter site
Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, said the slain militants were involved in Thursday’s attack on BJP leader Anwar Ahmad’s residence in Nowgam in which a cop Rameez Raja was killed.
“Terrorists involved in yesterday’s attack on BJP leader, in which one policeman martyred, have been killed. Police’s weapon also recovered,” Kumar said.
Officials told PTI that two civilians, including a girl, were also injured near the encounter site. They have been identified as Ishrat Jan (25) and Ghulam Nabi Dar (42) — both residents of Samboora Pulwama. They were rushed to a nearby hospital, where from they were shifted to SMHS hospital here and their condition is stated to be stable.