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Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists were killed in an over 12-hour-long gunfight in Tral forests in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday and an Army jawan deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tarkundi area of Rajouri attained martyrdom after he was hit by sniper fire from Pakistan.
The gunfight at Satoora Wantnar Village, some 55 km from Srinagar, erupted on Saturday morning when joint teams of the police, Army and CRPF cordoned off a forest area after an input about terrorists’ presence.
As the forces zeroed in on a suspected hideout, terrorists opened fire triggering a gunfight that continued for hours.
“In the ensuing gunfight, three terrorists were killed and arms and ammunition recovered from the encounter site,” a senior police officer said.
Sources said that three terrorists were associated with JeM. The J&K Police had last month blamed JeM for the series of attacks on forces in South Kashmir.
In another incident, an Army jawan succumbed to his injuries after he was hit by a sniper fire from across the border in Tarkundi area of Rajouri on Saturday.
A Defence spokesman in Jammu said Pakistan Army initiated ‘unprovoked’ firing on the Indian Army posts in Rajouri sector around 1.30 pm. In response, Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively, he added.
According to the Defence spokesman, in the fire exchange Lance Naik Mohd Naseer received grievous injuries and later he succumbed to his injuries.
35-year-old Martyred Naseer hailed from Ajot village of Haveli Tehsil in Poonch. He is survived by wife Wasim Akhtar and three children, including a minor daughter.
This is the second incident in the last four days where sharp shooters of the Pakistan Army have targeted jawans of the Indian Army deployed along the forward posts. Two jawans were martyred in Keran sector of Kupwara on Wednesday by the Pakistan Army. After surgical strikes in September 2016, more than 15 soldiers have been targeted by the snipers from Pakistan.
Ceasefire violation was also took place in Balakote sector of Poonch on Saturday. According to ground reports, firing in the area was reported from across the LoC around 4.00 pm and continued for some time. No loss of life and property was reported in the area, official sources claimed.
In a separate attack, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was injured in a grenade attack in Kulgam south Kashmir Saturday afternoon. The grenade was tossed at a CRPF patrol in the Kulgam town, some 70 kms from Srinagar and the splinters hit Assistant Sub-Inspector of CRPF Rajinder Singh. He was immediately shifted to hospital for treatment.
Soon after the attack, forces cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to trace the terrorists involved in the grenade attack.
Meanwhile, the General Officer Commanding of Army’s Srinagar based 15 Corps, Lt Gen Sandhu said that the attack on Amarnath pilgrims was a “one reversal”.
“But we will continue our operations. We will continue targeting the terrorists and eliminating them,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a passing out parade function in Srinagar.
He said that the situation in Kashmir will improve soon.
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