According to PTI, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Katohlan area of South Kashmir after receiving information about the presence of terrorists. When the security personnel were conducting the operation, the terrorist started firing on them, after which they had to retaliate. After this the encounter started, in which till now one terrorist has been confirmed dead.
The identity of the deceased terrorist has not been revealed pending further investigation.
In a post on Twitter, Kashmir Zone Police said the terrorist belonged to the TRF. Kashmir Police further said, incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were also recovered from the possession of the terrorist.
Police said, “One (01) #terrorist belonging to the banned #terrorist organization TRF killed. Incriminating material including arms and ammunition recovered. Search underway. Further details to be given.”
The operation is still ongoing as security forces continue their search to ensure that the area is free from any further threat.
#ShopianEncounterUpdate: one (01) #Terrorist associated with banned #terror Organization TRF neutralized. Incriminating material including arms and ammunition were recovered. The search is on. Further details will follow.@JmuKmrPolice https://t.co/Eqq0TQi2wL
– Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) 8 November 2023
This comes after an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district last month, in which two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed. The encounter started after security forces launched an anti-terrorist operation following information about the presence of terrorists in Alshipora in Shopian, police said.
The slain terrorists were identified as Morifat Maqbool and Jajim Farooq alias Abrar, associated with terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba, Abrar was involved in the murder of late Kashmiri Pandit Sanjay Sharma. The 40-year-old civilian was shot dead on February 26 this year while he was visiting a local market in Pulwama.