Shopian: Security personnel on Tuesday gunned down a terrorist in Pehlipora village in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir and also recovered a massive cache of ammunition.
Terrorist identified as Farooq Ahmed Sheikh was killed in a gun battle with security forces in the wee hours of Tuesday at Pehlipora in Shopian, 52 kms from Srinagar, R.S. Bazaz (Commanding Officer,44RR) said.
“We started this operation after the intelligence informed us that two terrorist were seen in orchards of Pehlipora. We acted immediately to this report and cordoned the area after that around 9.30 P.M. we started the fire fight with these terrorist. The fight went on for the whole night, in the morning we shot a terrorist down,” he added.
“He has been a terrorist from past one year and was involved in terrorist activities. He was involved in killing of a sarpanch last year too. One AK 56, huge cache of ammunition, magazine and some documents were recovered from the terrorist,” he added.
No casualties or loss of lives or property during the Shopian encounter was reported.