In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, three terrorists were gunned down in an encounter that broke out between terrorists and security forces at Khul Chohar area in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district in the early hours today.
According to police sources, Anantnag Police, 19 Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF laid a joint Cordon and Search Operation in the area based on an intelligence input about the presence of terrorists in the area. As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon the security forces who retaliated and eliminated three terrorists. One AK 47 Rifle and Two pistols have been recovered from their possession.
A senior police officer said that among the three terrorists, two terrorists belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit including one district commander and one Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) Commander from Doda district. He further said that Doda has now become totally free of militants once again.