5 Jaish terrorists killed in 2 separate encounters in J&K

TIL Desk/National/Srinagar/ Five terrorists of pro-Pakistan Jaish-e-Mohammed were killed — including one of its oldest terrorists nicknamed ‘Ali’ — in two separate encounters in Reasi and Sopore on Thursday, while 12 security personnel, including three officers, were also injured in the former operation.

The action comes a day after the three terrorists killed in Reasi fired on a police party and escaped, officials said. Police said the terrorists of Pakistani origin had crossed the International Border (IB) in Tarnah nallah and reached Kashmir from the Dayalachak area of Kathua district in a truck.

The encounter broke out after security forces, comprising Central Reserve Police Force, police and Army personnel, during a cordon and search operation, zeroed in on a location near a house in Reasi district’s Kakriyal area, and surrounded the terrorists Thursday afternoon, they said.

Drones and choppers were used in the operation launched on Wednesday to track the terrorists, all of whom were aged between 18 and 22, they said. 12 security personnel were injured in the operation, police said.

Six CRPF personnel, including the deputy commandant and the assistant commandant, five cops, including Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohan Lal, and an Armyman were injured, they said, adding that they were admitted to the Narayana hospital in Katra.

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