A high terrorist commander has been pinned down by safety forces conducting an anti-terrorist operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Awantipora space.
In keeping with a J&Okay Police spokesperson the operation was launched late Tuesday evening and heavy firing is at the moment happening as safety forces goal the home by which the terrorist commander is believed to be hiding. Sources have stated the terrorist is a high-ranking commander of terror group Hizbul Mujahideen and one in every of Kashmir’s most wished.
Sources have additionally stated the commander and an confederate have each been killed however officers have refused to substantiate this. Nonetheless, quickly after the encounter began, cellular web service was suspended in all 10 districts of Kashmir Valley.
“Contact established within the third operation at Awantipur. Prime terrorist commander is trapped. Change of fireside on. Particulars shall observe,” J&Okay Police tweeted at 9.07 am. Minutes earlier the police tweeted: “Third operation launched by Awantipur Police final evening on a selected enter too is in progress at Beigpora Awantipora. Senior officers monitoring since final evening”.
— J&Okay Police (@JmuKmrPolice) Might 6, 2020
In keeping with police the terrorist being focused is a key determine in recruiting locals into terrorism and can be concerned in a variety of others instances, together with the killing of particular law enforcement officials and threating J&Okay Police officers into resignation.
In 2018 terror threats and assaults on SPOs (particular law enforcement officials) led to a variety of resignations, in addition to these of law enforcement officials in violence-hit Shopian and Pulwama districts.
The actual risk comes from international terror outfits just like the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed.
Over the previous month no less than 22 members of the nation’s safety forces, together with military officers, have been killed within the Kashmir Valley. This sudden spike in encounters, coming amid stories of infiltration by highly-trained terrorists from Pakistan, poses a serious safety problem even because the nation fights the COVID-19 disaster.
On Sunday two senior Military officers – a colonel and a serious – have been amongst 5 safety personnel killed in motion throughout an encounter in J&Okay’s Kupwara district. A sub-inspector and two troopers additionally misplaced their lives. On Monday, there was an assault on a CRPF (central reserve police drive) workforce in the identical space that led to 3 personnel being killed.
J&Okay Police have stated that three separate anti-militancy operations have been launched within the south Kashmir space. This morning one terrorist was killed throughout a joint operation by the Military and police.