According to police, the same group escaped the encounter site on April 16 in the Watnad area. The Jammu and Kashmir Police Department also stated that the terrorists posed an imminent threat to the National Highway and the Amarnath Yatra.
“This encounter is significant in two ways. First, it involves the same group of terrorists who escaped from the Watnad encounter on 16/4/22, in which we lost one soldier. Second, the encounter site is very close to NHW, and the immediate threat to NHW and Yatra has been eliminated. “The operation is still ongoing,” said Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Kashmir Police.
After Jammu and Kashmir Police received information about the presence of militants in the area, a joint cordon and search operation was launched.
According to police, the terrorists opened fire on the forces indiscriminately, resulting in a gun battle. Two terrorists were killed in the exchange of fire, and their bodies were also recovered.
Because another terrorist could be hiding in the area, Jammu and Kashmir Police said the search is still ongoing. Anti-terror operations have been stepped up ahead of the Amarnath Yatra.