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Indian Army on Monday neutralised 1 Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist during an encounter between the security forces and the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Pulwama’s Samboora area.

The killed terrorist has been identified as ‘Umer’ and is said to be associated with the Abu Ismail group of LeT. earlier the J&K police had confirmed the involvement of Abu Ismail group behind the attacks on Amarnath pilgrims on July 10. 

The encounter was successfully conducted by a joint team of J&K police, the 50 Rashtriya Rifles and the CRPF. Heavy firing was exchanged from both sides with 2 out of the reported three terrorists managing to flee away. The operation is over now with the Army confirming that they have also recovered bundles of ammunition from the encounter site.

Indian security forces launched the search operation in the suspected Samboora area after they received a tip off about militants hiding in the area. More search operations are likely to be conducted in coming days, as Indian Army looks set to respond rightly to the illegal infiltration bid in the Kashmir valley.

No causalities have been reported from Army’s side.

According to sources the Indian Army has encountered more than 120 terrorists during various search operations in the valley, as the ongoing insurgency between the two neighbouring countries continues to intensify.

More than 120 incidents of terrorist’s infiltration have continuously bothered the Indian Army, who has lost more than 35 of their brave men in counter operations.

First Published | 7 August 2017 8:22 AM
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